As many of you may know by now, Monday, November 28th, much of our area was devastated by wildfires. Since we last updated our blog last Thursday, we have learned a lot about the wildfires.
First of all, we would like to thank everyone who has come together to donate, pray, or volunteer for our community. Gatlinburg is such a sacred place to all of us, and this would be much more difficult without the support of you all. The good news is, Gatlinburg will reopen to the public tomorrow morning at 7 AM! We encourage everyone to come and visit us. Our city thrives on it’s tourism and we would love to have you come to shop, eat and stay in our area. It is still beautiful.
More than 2,400 structures have burned in these wildfires. There are 14 confirmed fatalities, and 176 confirmed injuries due to this disaster. All major roadways are expected to be open tomorrow, and some side roads may still be closed due to crews still working to restore utilities.
Late yesterday afternoon, authorities took two juveniles into custody on allegations for starting a fire in the Chimney’s on Wednesday, November 23. Be sure to follow our Facebook Page for updates as we receive them.
If you would like to make a donation for our employees who have lost their homes, you can mail a check to:
Sevier County Bank
111 E Main Street
Sevierville, TN 37864-5288
Thank you all again for all of your support.
The Jason White Team