Officials with the National Park Service confirm two people were killed when severe storms ripped through the Great Smoky Mountains.
Park rangers tell us the first was a man riding a motorcycle on Little River Road when the storms hit. The second was a 41 year old woman camping in the woods when a tree fell on her and two others.
Their names have not been released pending notification of their next of kin.
Kevin Fitzgerald, Deputy Superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park says, "Our first priority is safely getting our crews into those locations where they can access the injuries, treat and evacuate folks."
15 members of the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad, along with several other agencies are assisting park rangers. Where they will be helping to free any of the stranded or injured people.