Check these additional Tornado Resource sites from the City of Clarksville ✪ and Montgomery County ✪​​​​​​All sites, including the Fort Campbell Tornado Response site, are updated frequently, we encourage you, when possible, to call ahead or click through the links before you travel.

Update for Jan. 09

  • If you or someone you know is a homeowner whose property was devastated by the tornado on December 9, there are two non-profit organizations that are temporarily in our community offering assistance at no cost to the homeowner. Christ In Action (CIA) and Samaritan’s Purse provide free demolition and other services, but it's essential for homeowners to initiate contact to avail themselves of these services.
  • To receive free demolition services, homeowners can reach out to CIA by email at assistance@christinaction.com or by phone at 571-358-9242. Alternatively, Samaritan’s Purse can be contacted by calling 833-747-1234.
  • It is important to note that demolition services cannot proceed without the homeowner's explicit permission. Homeowners affected by the tornado can obtain a demolition permit at no cost from either the Montgomery County Building & Codes or City of Clarksville Building & Codes.
  • For information on tornado recovery efforts, visit the City of Clarksville web site, the Montgomery County, Tennessee web site or the FEMA Region4 page. These resources can provide valuable insights and updates on the ongoing recovery initiatives.
     

FEMA

Fort Campbell Updates/Resources

  • Service members with major structural damage to their homes, including renters, are eligible for financial assistance. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS [1-800-733-2767] for additional disaster assistance.

  • In a special called session last Thursday, Dec. 28, the Clarksville City Council approved, on the first of two readings, two measures aimed at providing some relief for those residents and property owners victimized by the tornado of Dec. 9, 2023. One of the measures is an ordinance authorizing the City of Clarksville Gas & Water Department to forgive payment for water leaks that stemmed from tornado structural damage.
  • The second ordinance is to authorize the City of Clarksville Building & Codes Department to waive permit fees for customers suffering a total loss or damage to structures as a result of the tornado.     Read details here

  • Tonight, the World Central Kitchen is distributing warm holiday meals and food boxes in the parking lot of the Kleeman Recreation Center at 166 Cunningham Lane beginning at 4 p.m. until supplies run out. Brought to you by World Central Kitchen in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, the City of Clarksville, TN Government, and United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region.
  • FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Survivor Assistance crews will be in the Nosegay Road and Pack Road area on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • To apply for Disaster Assistance through FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency please call 1-800-621-3362.
  • If you receive a letter from FEMA saying you are ineligible for assistance, FEMA may need more information. You can appeal the decision and provide the information. Click here to view more info.

The last day to register with FEMA Disaster Assistance is February 12. Representatives are now in the large meeting room of the Clarksville, Montgomery County Library to serve people impacted by the December 9, 2023 tornado. If you are a homeowner or renter who has been affected, whether you have personal insurance or not, please register so you do not miss out on the possibility of assistance.

They are set up at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library for 29 days and will meet with people seven days a week.

The hours of operation are:

  • Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You can register in person at the library, online at DisasterAssistance.gov, or by calling 800-621-3362.

URGENT: Red Cross Offering Financial Assistance

To be eligible for this program, households must meet these requirements:

• Your pre-disaster primary residence (renter or homeowner) is in a confirmed disaster-impacted geographic area in Tennessee and is either destroyed or has sustained significant structural damage that requires extensive repairs, or the damage is so severe that repairs are not feasible. This may include substantial failure of the roof, walls, or foundation, or a water line above 18 inches.

• You must be able to provide proof of identity and residence.

The Red Cross asks people to apply for Federal Disaster Assistance at disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362. However, approval for FEMA assistance is not a requirement to receive Red Cross financial assistance.

If you have questions about American Red Cross financial assistance or other services, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767)

The Red Cross is currently stationed in Clarksville at Greater Missionary Baptist Church, 450 Ringgold Road, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, and will re-evaluate its site presence after the holidays.

As our community begins to heal and rebuild we must make sure to take care of each others mental well being, especially those of our children. Consider exploring the mental health tab found below on this webpage filled with resources and information. Explore the selected readings below.

Showing the video below can help a young child understand what they are experiencing in their homes and community.
Sesame Street Gets Through a Storm (Full Episode) product for kids

FEMA has moved to the large meeting room of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library at 350 Pageant Ln #501 .

They will be there for 30 days and will meet with people 7 days a week.
Hours:
Mondays – Thursdays 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays 1 – 5 p.m.

You can register in person at the library, online at www.disasterassistance.gov ✪ or by calling 1-800-621-3362.

Northeast High School Multi-Agency Disaster Relief Center closes at 2 p.m. today. Donations that remain on-site will be distributed to local agencies.

The Red Cross Shelter is moving from Northeast High School to Park Lane Church of the Nazarene at 225 Cunningham Lane at 2 p.m. today.

World Central Kitchen and Macedonian Missionary Service will serve their last meals at Northeast High today.

Volunteers are still needed to help remove debris throughout Clarksville. Buses will be running throughout the day beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday Dec. 16 at Northwest High School, 800 Lafayette Road .

For information about other opportunities to give or receive help visit the Fort Campbell Tornado Response. Questions?  Visit Lifepoint Church Disaster Relief .

Clarksville and Montgomery County leaders are urging donors to pause on food relief as World Central Kitchen, has been providing thousands of meals to volunteers and workers and leaders want to minimize food waste. If you would like to volunteer with them, please visit their website ✪ for more information.

Beware of Scammers. Government officials will NOT solicit payment or gather sensitive information over the phone.  To verify, hang up and check agency's phone number on their website.

Currently, there is not a need for additional volunteers to show up at Northeast High School.
 
CMCSS is accepting donations of non-perishable food items. Anyone who needs clothing, non-perishable food items, toiletries, and other supplies is encouraged to come to Northeast High School. CMCSS is following Red Cross policies and cannot accept warm meals from citizens for the health and safety of recipients.
 
City officials are asking you avoid travel, to greatest extent possible, on Britton Springs Road, Eva Drive, and Batts Lane, while crews work these areas with heavy machinery and trucks.

Dec 14, (10:00 a.m.) Volunteer Update:  Mosaic and Lifepoint currently have all volunteers that they need at this time.

Register online to receive a text message or email when volunteer opportunities open.

Through Dec. 15 - DoDEA Schools are open.

Dec. 14 - 15 - 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) ✪ Soldiers are on late work call - 9:30 a.m. for Thursday and Friday Dec. 14 and 15.

Dec.  12 - 15 All CMCSS ✪ schools will be closed for the remainder of the week. District offices will be closed to the public so personnel can be available to assist at schools and in other areas of the community. Classes will resume on Thursday, January 4.
 
Dec. 14 - 15  Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) ✪ outpatient and specialty services will have modified hours Dec. 14 and 15. The hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services. 
  • On Thursday, Dec. 14, LaPointe Soldier Medical Home and LaPointe Pharmacy is opened until noon.
  • On Friday, Dec. 15, Gold Medical Home and LaPointe Soldier Medical Home operate normal clinic hours. Kuhn Dental Clinic provides care for dental emergencies only after noon. Physical therapy is open normal hours through Thursday, Dec. 14, and closed Dec. 15. All other Blanchfield Army Community Hospital outpatient services, including outlying clinics and pharmacies, will close at noon. 
  • On Saturday, Dec. 16, the Town Center Pharmacy opens 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • DoDEA Fort Campbell Schools will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 12.

  • As of 3 p.m. Dec. 11 - Clarksville Department of Electricity crew are working diligently to restore power. Fort Campbell Boulevard (41A) is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction while CDE runs new power lines
  • As of 2 p.m. Dec. 11 -  Curfew to expire in City of Clarksville: The 9 p.m. curfew in Clarksville that has been enforced for the past two evenings is being allowed to expire. However, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts continues to ask the public to avoid tornado-damaged areas of the City during this extended period of recovery. The Clarksville Police Department will continue to have a strong presence in these areas.
  • Soldiers will conduct a late call at 0930 Dec 12 and 13. Personnel affected will remain focused on their individual/family recovery efforts. Those actively assisting clean-up efforts will continue these efforts and keep their Chain of Command informed. Chain of Command will evaluate individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis to include, but not limited to, childcare. Military training schools, deployment activities, and unit re-integration efforts will continue.
  • R.F. Sink Library ✪ is fully operational under normal hours and has computers and internet access for patrons in need. 
  • Fort Campbell USO ✪ is closed today due to intermittent internet that affects operations.
  • ASYMCA ✪ has clothes, diapers, toiletries and other items for Soldiers, Families impacted by tornado.

  • Click here ✪ for the Dec. 10, 2023 joint press conference with leaders from Clarksville, Montgomery County, and U.S. Army Fort Campbell.
  • Due to impacts on Fort Campbell Soldiers and Families residing off-post, only Mission Essential Soldiers are required to report to work tomorrow, Monday Dec. 11. Military personnel will take guidance from their commands.
  • DA civilian supervisors may grant liberal leave as needed to employees impacted by power outages, housing damage, or school closings.  Civilian personnel should coordinate and directly with your supervisor.
  • DODEA Schools will be closed all day Monday.
  • All CYS will be open and fully operational.
  • The Commissary, Main Exchange, Exchanges Service Stations, Warrior Zone, Hooper Bowling Center, Physical Fitness Centers and all FMWR activities will be fully operational under normal operating hours. FMWR patrons with questions should message Fort Campbell MWR ✪ directly on Facebook.
  • Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) ✪ will be open for normal operations Monday, Dec. 11, including scheduled surgeries. There may be delays with the Appointment Line and intermittent connectivity concerns at times; however, patients will continue to be our priority.
  • BACH Behavioral Health leaders are working closely with Chaplains to ensure Soldiers and families are receiving the care and support needed during this time. Unit and ACS MFLAC counselors, and BACH Behavioral Health are always available to assist Soldiers and Families in need. BACH Behavioral Health, including Embedded Behavioral Health, will continue to be available for walk-in services.

Community Updates/Resources

Before you travel, reach out to these resources directly to confirm availability.

  • Manna Café - The Warming Center is at 503 D Street ✪, Clarksville open Jan 2 – 4 check in at 4 p.m.  check out 10 a.m.

Before you travel, reach out to these resources directly to confirm availability.

Before you travel, reach out to these resources directly to confirm availability.
 
  • SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance ✪
    • Clarksville tornado, disaster loans are being made available to Montgomery County businesses, homeowners or renters, through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA will be operating at 329 Main St. Clarksville.
  • Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced the availability of Disaster Unemployment Assistance Tennessee counties impacted by recent tornadoes. TDLWD is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) from individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by severe storms. Applications from individuals who live in, work in, or travel through these counties must be submitted by 01/16/2024.
    • Eligible residents, employees, or those who traveled through Clarksville, Montgomery County can apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) until 01/16/2024 visit Disaster Unemployment Assistance✪.
    • Individuals can apply for DUA at Jobs4TN.gov or by calling 1-877-813-0950 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • You can access the free Red Cross Emergency app or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) and select the disaster option for more information about resources from the Red Cross.
  • The Military Officers Association of American is accepting applications to provide financial support to Active Duty service members, their spouses, veterans, surviving spouses, and military and veteran caregivers. Visit the MOAA website  ✪ to learn more.
  • FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency ✪ Disaster assistance is now available by calling 1-800-621-3362 or online at: DisasterAssistance.gov ✪. Be prepared to provide: full address; condition of your damaged home; insurance information; Social Security Number; phone number where you can be contacted; address to receive mail or an email address.
  • The Clarksville Community Tornado Resource Guide ✪ provides information and resources for assistance needs.
  • The Montgomery County Important Tornado Information page ✪ provides information and resources for assistance needs.
  • American Red Cross ✪ Soldiers and Families impacted by tornadoes can file a Red Cross Care claim by calling 1-800-733-2767.  You will also need call 877-272-7337 to complete the claim process.
  • Community Services ✪/United Way ✪ - 931-648-6133 (CS); 931-647-4291 (UW) - residents without electric for 72 hours may be eligible for financial assistance.
  • Members of the DAV are offering grants to Soldiers and Families affected by the tornadoes. Call 877-426-2838 or visit www.dav.org ✪.

Before you travel, reach out to these resources directly to confirm availability.

Before you travel, reach out to these resources directly to confirm availability.

  • Manna Café ✪ - Groceries are distributed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the side of their building located at 605 Providence Blvd. ✪ (Bring ID and proof of residency).

  • TOPDOWN Roofing is providing tarping and inspections. Call 615-579-0758.
  • Southern Roofing and Renovations Clarksville is tarping and boarding up homes for free. Call 931-264-4803.
  • Areawide Restoration, LLC is out tarping. Call 931-801-8034.
  • Martinez Constructions is in Oak Grove doing tarping. Call 270-807-9461.
  • Luna Construction. Call 270-291-2114.
  • Big Timber Roofing is tarping and doing inspections. Call 931-472-5055.

In the early stages of disaster response, the community is focused on the essential tasks of returning infrastructure and life-sustaining resources. As the early phase of response moves into sustained rebuilding, often the reality of the gravity of the event sets in. To prepare, it is important to remember to build psychological safety for those most vulnerable in our community – those with catastrophic loss, children, and first responders/care givers. 

Please take a moment to go through the following links below:

Reference to commercial products, events, places and the use of their trade, firm or corporation is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the U.S. Army or Fort Campbell.

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Confirm receipt of ALERT! Messages
We ask all personnel to completely listen and/or read ALERT! messages in order to confirm the message. The number to press to confirm receipt is at the end of the message. Once you confirm receipt and it is registered in the system, you will stop getting the same message repeatedly.

Stay In The Know

  • Digital Garrison - Download the free app from your mobile device's app store, create an account, select Fort Campbell, and enable push notifications* for information about delays or closures. Check out the announcements for weather alerts, road conditions, and more.
  • ALERT! - Visit the ALERT! page for information on how to sign up for the emergency notification system.
  • Social Media - Follow Fort Campbell on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
 
*Steps to enable push notifications in Digital Garrison
  1. Click Account at the Bottom.
  2. Click Communication Preferences.
  3. Click Push Notifications.
  4. Enable Installation Notifications.
  5. Select “I agree to receive notifications from Digital Garrison”
  6. Click Save.

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