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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence
The Tennessee Valley Authority is drawing down its reservoirs and sending linemen to North Carolina in preparation for Hurricane Florence. TVA has been drawing down its reservoirs this week in anticipation of potentially heavy rainfall expected to hit the eastern part of the Valley from the hurricane by Sunday. For the first time since 1994, TVA has opened the spillways at the Cherokee Dam. TVA is operating nearly all of its hydroelectric generators at 29 of its dams around the clock. Areas of the Tennessee Valley could receive 4 to 8 inches of rain, depending upon what path the storm takes as it moves east. TVA spokeswoman Malinda Hunter said the federal utility also is sending 80 of its employees, or about two thirds of its transmission construction staff, to Charlotte, N.C., to assist Duke Power for power outages expected from the coming storm. The State of Tennessee deployed multiple teams of state and local emergency management, medical, and swift-water rescue teams to the Carolinas on Wednesday to support emergency officials readying for life-safety impacts when Hurricane Florence makes landfall Friday. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is coordinating Tennessee’s Hurricane Florence deployments through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), with organizational support from the Tennessee Association of Fire Chiefs' Mutual Aid System and the Tennessee Department of Health. ”Tennesseans have a volunteer spirit to step up and help our neighboring states in times of need and I thank the men and women from these various teams who will be on the ground in the Carolinas when the storm hits to immediately provide needed services and relief,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said. “I also commend TEMA for coordinating the resources while monitoring Hurricane Florence’s possible impact to Tennessee.” Also on Wednesday a convoy of ambulances traveled through Cocke County on Interstate 40., headed to the north Carolina/South Carolina coast.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

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    Thursday, April 25, 2019

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  • House approves voucher bill
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  • Cocke County grand jury
  • Legislative action

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  • Cocke County flooding
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