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Rain comes to fire ravaged Tennessee mountains, but so do tornadoes  1:25
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Published on Nov 30, 2016
search-and-rescue teams continued Wednesday to scour the charred hills and ridges around the mountain resort town of Gatlinburg, Tenn., after wildfires fueled by severe winds roared through eastern Tennessee.

As the death toll climbed to four Wednesday morning, hot spots continued to blaze around the quaint Appalachian tourism center that attracts 11 million people a year. Residents and visitors remained under a mandatory evacuation order after more than 250 homes, vacation cabins, motels and businesses were reduced to rubble.

While overnight storms dropped long-awaited rain early Wednesday, helping to douse the parched, fire-ravaged landscape, they also brought a risk of flooding. On Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Gatlinburg and surrounding Sevier County.

The storms also wreaked havoc on tiny, rural communities across the Southeast, killing five people and injuring dozens in Alabama and Tennessee.

Three people perished when a tornado demolished a mobile home in the small town of Rosalie, in northeastern Alabama. Five miles east, a daycare center in Ider, Ala., was destroyed, leaving four children in critical condition. A married couple was also killed in Polk County in southern Tennessee, the state Department of Health said.

Yowbarb Note: The tornadoes went on for about 3 days, on and off. States with tornado touchdowns: ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, SOUTH CAROLINA and TENNESSEE.
"The Ider Alabama tornado was assigned a preliminary rating of EF3 by a survey team from the National Weather Service."
"Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued a state of emergency because of the storms, reports AP."

Overnight tornado outbreak, last night. TWC videos, pics on this page:  video

South Tornado Outbreak Kills 5; Alabama Declares State of Emergency
By Pam Wright
Published Dec 1 2016 10:13 AM EST

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At least 23 tornadoes hit the South Tuesday and Wednesday, killing three people in Alabama and two more in Tennessee.


Deadly Tornado Leaves Trail of Destruction in Southeast  1:15

gito gilang
Published on Nov 30, 2016
Severe storms killed five people in Alabama and Tennessee overnight, and big parts of the Southeast were set to stay under a tornado watch until noon Wednesday.

In northeastern Alabama, a tornado killed at least three people early Wednesday, authorities said. Two people were later confirmed dead in Tennessee.

Three others were also critically injured in Alabama after a day-care center was "completely destroyed" in Ider in DeKalb County, according to the National Weather Service and local sheriff's office.

Officials initially described it as a "24-hour day care" but later confirmed that it was not open when the storm hit. Its operators, who live in a nearby mobile home, sought shelter in the building. Three adults and three children from that family were later transported to hospital, DeKalb County Emergency Management director Anthony Clifton said. The three adults were listed in critical condition.

Yowbarb Note: This video from a couple of days ago. Gatlinburg, TN was filled with smoke from the surrounding forest fires.

Gatlinburg on Fire  16:12    158,067 views
Published on Nov 28, 2016
Gatlinburg filled with smoke from wild fires in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Gatlinburg and Sevierville, TN are special to me.  Daughter Gabby and I went on a winter trip up there. Right after Christmas. Such a beautiful area. I'm not totally sure what all is happening there, I hope the fires and storms are over...

Firefighters from the Johnson City Fire Department in Johnson City, Tennessee, are seen sleeping on the ground in this image posted to Facebook on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (Johnson City Professional Firefighters Association)
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Six Johnson City, Tennessee, firefighters were seen resting after a 30-hour shift in an image that quickly went viral.

The firefighters were assigned to protect homes and business from the fire as it invaded Gatlinburg, Tennessee.


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