Newspaper Jerzee Mullins

" We usually don't get tornadoes this time of year, But this has not been a normal weather year" - Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen

In the quite town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee with a population of 3,944; a wildfire erupted the town after months of suffering from a serve drought that caused the wildfire. The wildfire started on Monday November 28 and ended the next day.

"Fires burn on both sides of Highway 441 between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge on Monday"

The effects on the land brought tornadoes, mudslides and debris, and with that 1700 structures damaged or destroyed by the fire. The effects on the people had been terminus with 145 people treated for injuries, 14 people were dead and 10,000 without power.

"Richard T. Ramsey and Sue Ramsey hold hands while looking at the skyline from the remains of their house of 41 years" - The weather channel

Rebuilding the area of Gatlinburg was thought to be a easy process , but the homeowners were completely wrong. For starters, the fire brought in a whopping 1 billion dollars in property damages. A home owner Kenneth Mason was trying to build his house on the same lot it was on before the wildfire; unfortunately each and everyone of the new house builder in Gatlinburg had to follow the new modern rules of 2012 International Building Code and International Residential Code. Mason said this following quote, "He doesn’t blame the health department for following its own rules, but rather the city for not accepting what had already existed." Another home owner Charlie Miller or anyone in Calibration had to have complete plans, a demolitions permit, an engineer's report on the foundations.


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