|Gatlinburg last night around 11 p.m.|
However, we're asking for your prayers for the evacuees from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. And also for the firefighters and other personnel. The fires have jumped from ridge to ridge. We did get some rain last night, which helped, but the fires are still burning. The rain has moved out, though, and the sun is out, again. Again, prayers please.
|On the Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge|
As of 9:30 a.m. EST on the news they are saying no reports of fatalities, a MIRACLE.
Update: Five people are unaccounted for.
Some hotels have burned, but there's no reliable assessment available yet. The news footage is not encouraging, but we know you're interested as we are.
Officials: 13 dead, 85 injured from devastating Sevier Co. wildfires
7 dead, 74 injured, over 400 buildings damaged from devastating Sevier Co. fires
|Source: Knoxville News-Sentinel|
Raining. Thank the Lord!
TEMA: More than 100 buildings destroyed; 1,400 evacuatedEarlier I told you Ober Gatlinburg is gone since our news had broadcast that it was completely burned.
EDIT: TEMA said earlier that Ober Gatlinburg is gone, but now reports say it's still there.
We simply must wait for the final assessment.
Even the news stations are asking for your prayers.
Here's the link to our local station with live feed:
http://wate.com/ ...such as it is....
EDIT: I know this post is not very forthcoming, but I was urged by a couple of readers to post what I could. The truth is we are sitting, glued to the news and Facebook hoping for reliable news, as everyone else is.
Thank you for your prayers!
And please, please remember: