All around Gatlinburg, property owners are cleaning up their properties after the great Gatlinburg fire. Many owners are planning on rebuilding immediately, others may not replace the burned structures, but it is SO important that our community clean up the debris. If Gatlinburg is to fully recover, property owners MUST clean up the burned up wreckage even if they aren’t rebuilding right now. A good indication that this is happening in earnest is the tremendous number of dump trucks that are rolling all over the city. As I travelled on Wiley Oakley Rd across the decimated Chalet Village community Friday, I shot this photo from behind the wheel of my vehicle:
Although the large dump trucks that were passing each other yesterday were locally owned and operated, the out of town companies are also working here as proven by the hastily shot photo below of another truck full of debris that I also saw Friday:
Honestly, we can use the help as over 2,400 structures were destroyed. Fortunately, many insurance policies have provisions that allow for the payment for site cleanup & debris removal. Gatlinburg will rebuild because we are #MountainStrong.