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Planning helps Bartlett, Arlington with Hurricane Harvey’s remnants

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Just over four inches of rain hit the greater Memphis metro area on Thursday as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey swept through the region, but city officials in Bartlett and Arlington said good preparation helped them weather the heavy rains and winds without too much trouble. According to the National Weather Service, rain started locally […]

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Prepare for Hurricane Harvey remnants

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Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast late last Friday as the first Category 4 major hurricane to hit the United States in 12 years. “The Mid-South will likely be affected by this powerful storm,” said Dale Lane, Director Shelby County Office of Preparedness. “The National Weather Service in Memphis predicts a significant heavy rainfall […]

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Updates on Hurricane Harvey relief & recovery

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 Editor’s note: We have received many updates on local, regional and national relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Please bookmark this page and we will continue updating it with the latest information. Give to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund Important advice Plan for severe stormy weather Avoid fraudulent ‘charities’ Prepare for Harvey remnants NASHVILLE — Texas […]

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Planning for severe stormy weather

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No matter where you live, severe weather can strike, often without warning. Now is the time to plan and prepare for powerful storms so you can keep your family safe. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) offers this advice to make your home safer for future storms: Be ready for a fire. Home fires often happen during […]

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Mid-South’s partial solar eclipse sparks awe and smiles

Patchy clouds and spots of rain kept some in the Mid-South from seeing Monday’s partial solar eclipse, but when the sky cleared those who got a peek through their protective glasses were oohing about the bright orange circle with a clear bite taken out of one side. At Bartlett High School, a flurry of students […]

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TN private non-profit orgs eligible for disaster loans

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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on June 27 that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNPs) in Tennessee that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following President Donald Trump’s disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by […]

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Trump approves major disaster declaration for TN

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding May 27-28. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private […]

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Severe winds knock down trees, power lines

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Late on Saturday and early Sunday, high winds damaged trees and the power infrastructure in a wide swath through the Mid-South. The affected area spanned more than 240 miles and four states, according to Memphis Light Gas and Water. The storms had a widespread path of 65- to 80 mph winds, and there was an […]

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Bartlett’s crisp, bright snow days

Bartlett had 0.9 inch of snow by midday Friday, Jan. 6, and the aftermath was a pretty winter scene that tempted children of all ages to come out and play. Photos by Amanda Swain. (Mouse over the photos for captions.)

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At a Glance for Jan. 12, 2017

How much snow did you get this weekend? By midday Friday, local snow reports included 0.9 inches for Bartlett, 2 inches for Germantown, 1 inch for Cordova and 2.5 inches for Memphis. Let us see what fun you had or what snow and ice challenges you faced. Send your snow photos to bartlett.editor@journalinc.com for publication […]

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Snow Day!

Even a light sprinkling of snow can put a sparkle into an everyday landscape. Mid-South residents were bracing for severe weather and ended up with icy roads, closed schools, and just enough powder to scrape off the yard into snowballs and some small snowmen.  

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Beware of price gouging on essentials after winter storm

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is urging consumers to be wary of potential price gouging following the severe winter storm that swept across Tennessee last weekend. Tennessee’s price gouging laws make it unlawful for individuals and businesses to charge unreasonable prices for essential goods and services including gasoline, food, ice, […]

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