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State Farm Storm Response

 

State FarmWinter Haven, FL – This weekend’s severe weather has resulted in hundreds of damaged homes and vehicles in Tennessee.

Dozens of damage claims have already been filed by State Farm customers across the state, with much of the damage being reported by our customers in the Tennessee Valley area.

Storm damage.

Storm damage.

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Land Between the Lakes closes many areas due to Storm Damage

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes , KY/TN – The storm Friday created downed trees and power lines blown over at Land Between the Lakes. The U.S. Forest Service continues to assist visitors and address the hazards.

Forest Service crews began accessing damages at 7:00pm Friday as a southeast moving storm brought high winds, lightening and heavy rains Friday evening. Land Between the Lakes staff ask people to postpone visits to the area while crews locate and clear hazards.

Downed tree blocking a road at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

Downed tree blocking a road at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

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Clarksville Police Department warns Citizens of Legacy Building and Contracting Inc. Scam

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – In the month of March, Clarksville Police Officers have responded to two separate but similar roof repair scams. In the scam incidents, men from a company called Legacy Building and Contracting Inc. showed up at the homes of the victims and told them they were in the neighborhood inspecting roofs for storm damage.

In both incidents, the men told the victims that they had storm damage and needed their roofs replaced. When their own insurance companies’ roof inspectors came to inspect the roofs, they said that the shingles had been vandalized by cutting tools and had been bent by something other than wind damage.

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Better Business Bureau reminds Consumers to Checkout Unknown Repair Crews

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – Severe weather in Middle Tennessee last night may result in traveling repair crews descending on residents offering emergency repair services. BBB reminds consumers and businesses to do their homework before allowing contractors to assist with storm damage cleanup to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.

If you are one of the many affected, you may need major repairs as well as clean up from falling tree limbs, debris or other damage. You should be on the watch for traveling, fly-by-night repair crews that focus on storm-damaged areas. «Read the rest of this article»

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Commerce and Insurance offers Tennesseans storms-related tips

 

Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring 
 
Tennessee Consumer Affairs DivisionNashville, TN – As temperatures change, storms can result, bringing damage to our homes. The Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) would like to offer consumers some tips for interacting with insurance companies and for selecting contractors. «Read the rest of this article»

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CDE continues to work to restore power to city residents

 

Clarksville Department of ElectricityClarksville, TN – CDE continues to work to restore power to neighborhoods affected by the storm. Due to disparate causes of the remaining outages they can be tough to isolate and repair. An estimated 400 customers remain without power down from 700 earlier today.  «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS Offers Summer Tax Tips

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – Before you start a summer job, take a vacation, or send the kids off to camp, the Internal Revenue Service wants you to know that certain summertime activities may help you qualify for tax benefits. However, there are also some tax issues that must be handled correctly now to avoid problems later.

“Remember that some common summertime activities can lead to tax benefits, but they can also lead to tax problems if not handled correctly,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. «Read the rest of this article»

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Evening Storms batter Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

Severe ThunderstormClarksville was battered by a late evening storm on Wednesday bringing 1/4th an inch of rain and brutal winds that felled trees throughout the city and county. After the storms passed through emergency services were deluged with calls reporting downed trees and power lines.

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The Red Cross Responds to Tennessee Floods and Tornadoes

 

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – After days of storms, tornadoes, and floods, residents of Tennessee are left in the trail of destruction. With little notice, many residents of Tennessee were inundated with tornadoes as others were forced to evacuate, saving only as much as they could carry, and must wait anxiously to return until the water levels recede to a safe level. As hundreds of homes are affected by the tornadoes, the floods will affect additional homes. The storms left hundreds of thousands of people without power.

Red Cross volunteers deliver meals to emergency workers and volunteers helping with debris clean-up in between storms. (Beth Ferguson/American Red Cross)

Red Cross volunteers deliver meals to emergency workers and volunteers helping with debris clean-up in between storms. (Beth Ferguson/American Red Cross)

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Rising Lake Levels Impact Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Tennessee Valley Authority and the Corps of Engineers are predicting the lake level for Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake to rapidly rise to 372 feet by May 2nd (13 feet over summer pool). The current lake level is 363.5 feet and is predicted to rise to 368 feet by Saturday.

This will greatly impact LBL’s boat ramps, campsites (campgrounds, backcountry areas, and self-service areas), trails, and roads. Efforts are underway to barricade and close all impacted areas.  «Read the rest of this article»

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