Report: Insufficient warning by park officials in the Smokies fire

NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – A report says that there is insufficient warning by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have contributed to a dramatically less time to evacuate during a deadly Tennessee wildfire in November 2016.

The outside review ordered by the city of Gatlinburg and Sevier County says more timely and accurate communication of the park officials would have helped the city to prepare earlier.

Says the rely on the limited information from the National Weather Service and park officials is meant by the predicted speed and the severity of the impending storm was incorrect.

Park superintendent Cassius Cash said his team is looking forward to the reading of the report and the approach of the findings together with local agencies.

Hurricane-the wind embers several kilometres (miles) from the park in Gatlinburg and downed lines spark more fire, killing 14 people and damaging or destroying around 2,500 buildings.

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