This is a quote copied from the KnoxNews website:
"As of early Friday, everyone identified as being in the park when the storm hit are accounted for, park officials said they believe, and clean up work is ongoing."
The worst part of this storm hit the Townsend and Cades Cove area. I watched the radar last night as it passed. The TN/NC border didn't seem to be affected much by the storm. I did not find any damage reports at Gatlinburg or Cherokee. Highway 441 was open this morning. Roads in the lower elevations are currently closed. I suspect he is fine.
Hi Charles, we are fine. Thank you very much for your concern. Our town is a mess though. Roads are closed in the Park from Elkmont to Townsend and Cades Cove. The Foothills Parkway is closed. Most roads elsewhere in the Park are open.