Disasters - East Tennessee Wildfires 2016

2016 East Tennessee Wildfires

140+  AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT) members responded to the fires that occurred on November 28 in the Great Smoky Mountains into Sevier County, including Gatlinburg. In the first 24 hours, more than 250 building were damaged or destroyed and about 14,000 residents and tourists were forced to evacuate the area. As of December 6, there have been 14 confirmed deaths and more than 134 people injured. A-DRT members served in partnership with the state and  FEMA Mission assisting in home assessments, mapping, and debris removal.

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