2 Dead as Violent Storm Hits Great Smokies National Park in Tennessee
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TOWNSEND -- The Associated Press reported that violent storms lashed the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, bringing down huge trees across the famous tourist attraction and killing two people. According to Park spokeswoman Melissa Cobern, the fatalities included a man on a motorcycle and a 41-year-old woman who got hit by a falling tree. The identities of the victims were not disclosed pending notification of their loved ones. The thunderstorms ripped through the area on Thursday night at the western section of the 500,000-acre park. It looked like majority of the damage was at the Cades Cove area and in neighborhoods just outside of the park boundaries. A resident said there was heavy downpour and power was cut to a lot of customers. Multiple injuries were reported though they appear to be minor.
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