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Fire/Tornado/ Heavy Rain Update from TN

Wow!  Lots going on here. The death toll from the Gatlinburg Fire is now 7 (all adults), with at least 3 missing (a young wife and her two children). Three dead at Chalet Village, one at the Traverler’s Motel. There have been over 50 injured, some of them critically.  Over 700 structures were burned in the fire.  The fire has consumed 15,700 acres.   We had a steady and heavy rain overnight into midday today (Weds.).  Knoxville has had 4.32″ of rain and we may go over 5″ in 24 hours by the time it ends this evening.  Decatur has…