At least two people in the Great Smoky Mountains are dead and several injured as a results of a violent late-afternoon storm Thursday that snapped or blew down hundreds of trees onto East Tennessee streets and houses, tossed boats like toys in a marina, knocked out power to more than 50,000 households and left visitors to the national park stranded.
We're fine here on Dog Hill. I was not home; I was on I-40 driving back from Nashville. Mark said the wind was whipping madly here in Powell.
Sometimes, Nature wins out. The wind was pretty intense as I was driving and for some time I drove while listening to the weather band on my car radio, to make sure I knew what was ahead.
Prayers for those in the Park. And may God send His angels to guard the first responders who are still looking for others today.