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Multiple tornado warnings were issued for on Wednesday morning as a line of storms tore through Middle Tennessee. The National Weather Service issued five tornado warnings Wednesday morning, beginning in Williamson County at 5 a.m. The storm went south of Interstate 40 to Cookeville and Crossville, which is when tornado warnings were issued around 9 a.m. The National Weather Service has yet to confirm any touchdowns and the Tennnessee Emergency Management Agency is assessing where resources are needed most in Tennessee.
3/1/17 As of 9:45 a.m. Volunteer Energy Cooperative reported hundreds without power; mostly in Picket County where the electricity went out for 467 customers.
VEC Outage Report at 9:45 a.m.:
Cumberland – 47 customers out
Putnam – 74
Overton – 2
Rhea – 1
Fentress - 1
Putnam County Emergency Management Agency DAMAGE REPORTS: We have multiple areas of damage reported, throughout Putnam County. Reports stretch from the Hopewell Rd. area of Western Putnam County to the Hanging Limb area of Eastern Putnam County. Currently we have seen only minor injuries/medical complaints as a result of the storms. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM DAMAGED AREAS to allow responders to work and ensure everyone is safe.
PEG BROADCASTING LISTENER DAMAGE REPORT: BIG SOUTH FORK – FENTRESS CO. SIDE, TREES DOWN, ROADS IMPASSABLE BY SMALL CARS, FLOODING.
A 12-year-old boy reportedly suffered back and leg injuries when a large tree fell through a mobile home in Clarksville, TN.
Numerous trees were blown down across Middle Tennessee, some taking powerlines with them. The Cumberland County Highway Department reported a large tree across road, Claysville (from Pomona side) blocking both lanes.
Early reports indicate structure damage in Brentwood, TN and also in Humphrey’s and Macon Counties.
The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the Secretary of Agriculture. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers this program for USDA.
All individuals who are not U.S. citizens, and have purchased or sold agricultural land in the county are required to report the transaction to FSA with 90 days of the closing. Failure to submit the AFIDA form (FSA-153) could result in civil penalties of up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the property. County government offices, Realtors, attorneys and others involved in real estate transactions are reminded to notify foreign investors of these reporting requirements.
The Cumberland/Bledsoe County FSA Office is located at 314 Old Jamestown Hwy, in Crossville, beside the Post Office. The telephone numbers are 931-484-6520 or toll-free at 855-216-2802.
The state Senate has passed a bill seeking to prevent campaign funds from being invested in private companies.
The legislation follows the release of a Tennessee Registry of Campaign Fiance audit that found that former Rep. Jeremy Durham loaned $120,000 to a company run by prominent GOP donor Andrew Miller Jr.
The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Doug Overbey of Maryville passed on a 32-1 vote on Monday evening.
The measure co-sponsored by Republican Rep. Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga would limit candidate and political campaign committees' investments to banks or credit unions that are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The bill would require any income from campaign investments to be reported on financial disclosure reports.
The companion bill is awaiting a vote in a House subcommittee.
Due to the weather conditions the CCHS Lady Jets game scheduled for tonight (Wednesday, March 1st) will not be played this evening. The Lady Jets will now take on the Bearettes in the Region 3AAA Championship Game Thursday, March 2nd, at 6:00 at Bradley Central High School.
A Tornado Watch is in effect for Cumberland, Fentress and Middle Tennessee until 10 a.m. CT 3/1/17
TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BEDFORD CANNON CHEATHAM
CLAY COFFEE CUMBERLAND
DAVIDSON DE KALB DICKSON
FENTRESS GILES GRUNDY
HICKMAN HOUSTON HUMPHREYS
JACKSON LAWRENCE LEWIS
MACON MARSHALL MAURY
MONTGOMERY OVERTON PERRY
PICKETT PUTNAM ROBERTSON
RUTHERFORD SMITH STEWART
SUMNER TROUSDALE VAN BUREN
WARREN WAYNE WHITE