Saturday, April 8, 2017

Slow Saturday Flashback: Good Night, Irene

"Storm Irene’s impact still felt in N.H." by Brian MacQuarrie Globe Staff  September 17, 2016

ALBANY, N.H. — Five years and nearly $10 million in repairs later, the harrowing legacy of Tropical Storm Irene still tarnishes the heavily forested trails and streams of the White Mountain National Forest.

Hillsides have eroded, some footbridges are missing, and washed-down debris has elevated riverbeds to levels that could cause more flooding in another big storm. As in other pockets of New England, particularly Vermont and Western Massachusetts, Irene is not forgotten.

“You can still see it’s a battle we’re not winning,” said Tiffany Benna of the US Forest Service. “It’s the story of the times,” she added. “The demands on our resources are more than the funding and appropriation we get.”


Don't feel that bad; there are still piles of rubble in New Orleans.