Flooding wasn’t the only issue caused by heavy rainfall in Knoxville. Locally owned store Strictly Feathers is closed until further notice after a boulder fell on the building Saturday, according to a Facebook post.
Gwen Woodard, owner of Strictly Feathers, said in the Sunday post no humans or birds were injured when the boulder fell.
All of the birds are out of the building in warm, safe and loving environments, Woodard said.
Alexander Saah, co-owner of C and S Refinishing, said that whenever it rains a lot, employees can hear rocks and boulders falling from the cliff behind them.
Saah said the family business has been next to Strictly Feathers for more than 15 years.
“It’s definitely scary. You’ll never know when one of those boulders will come through the building. Like you see (at Strictly Feathers), unfortunately. Thank God no one was hurt over here. Thank God,” Saah said.
Woodard said temporary and long-term plans for Strictly Feathers are being made, but concrete plans are not yet available.
Despite possible stress from the boulder incident, Woodward said parakeets were able to break out of their shells Monday.