Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wildfires Burn

After enduring weeks of no rainfall, and consequence parched dry land, we finally had rain last night.
A gully-washer of a rain, which helped our state-wide drought, but sadly today I awoke to news about Gatlinburg, our beloved Smoky Mountain get-away is on fire.
 
Mandatory evacuations have taken place, in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, buildings have burned and the entire Sevier county is under a wildfire threat.
Please keep these folks and animals in your thoughts and prayers.
 
 
 
 
 Credit: Tracey Stephen Oaks.

17 comments:

Chy said...

Such sad news today Jo. Sending along blessings and prayers that the fire is soon under control and that residents and wildlife are okay. X Chy

Janice Kay Schaub said...

It looks like there has been rain in the picture. Did it help?
Janice

donna baker said...

We too have many wildfires and they are very scary; make their own weather and roar. I too feel for the people and the animals.

Michael said...

What an incredible photo--it says it all! I do hope you are and everyone are OK. It is sad to see, for certain! Crazy weather!

Jim and Sandie said...

So very sad to hear this type of news. My heart goes out to all those folks.

DJan said...

It is so very sad. I do hope the rain helped, at least a little. My prayers go out to all affected. :-(

Kathy said...

I heard about the fires in TN on the news and have been praying for those affected.

Susie said...

JO, I am praying for all the state to be safe. I hope the fires can be brought under control. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

L. D. said...

My wife and I were discussing you and wondering how close you were to the fires. I am glad you got great rains. I wished it would rain there again. I am glad you are safe.

Merlesworld said...

Very scary when so close, we are just coming into bushfire season now.
Merle...............

Kay G. said...


The pictures of Gatlinburg are terrible! Those poor people losing their homes and businesses, and three people died. I pray for them.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Scary photo with the fire in the background. I hope everyone makes it out o.k. and that the fires don't rage on too long. -Jenn

Henny Penny said...

Jo, I have worried every day about those wildfires and feel so very thankful for the rain that finally came. Hope and pray it was enough to really help. I worry about the animals too.

Candice said...

It is such a very beautiful part of the United States ... we used to spend weeks in that area when I was a kid, growing up in NC . My mom, who was from the Western US .. fell in love with the mountains and going into the Tenn mountains was a Autumn trip for us each year ..

NotesFromAbroad said...

I went to camp up in that area when I was a kid. I have few memories of the people at camp but many of the beauty of the area.

ann said...

Hello Jo. We have seen on the new here the devastating fires. We here in Colorado have had our share of big fires as a result of too little moisture and there is little to be done to prevent the conditions. We pray they end soon and for those who have suffered the worst loss.

Lady Jane said...

My son and DIL go to Gatlinburg every year for vaca. I am so sorry all this has happened to such a beautiful area and such nice people. My heart and prayers go out to all. Hugs, LJ