Impact Irene http://nhpr.org en Upper Valley Haven: Keeping Families Dry After Hurricane Irene http://nhpr.org/post/upper-valley-haven-keeping-families-dry-after-hurricane-irene-0 <p>When Hurricane Irene struck the Upper Valley in 2011, <a href="http://uppervalleyhaven.org/" target="_blank">The Upper Valley Haven</a>, an emergency shelter in White River Junction, was there to help those who had lost their homes. Al Carbonneau and his family were among those displaced.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:25:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43969 at http://nhpr.org Upper Valley Haven: Keeping Families Dry After Hurricane Irene Upper Valley Haven: Keeping Families Dry After Hurricane Irene http://nhpr.org/post/upper-valley-haven-keeping-families-dry-after-hurricane-irene <p>When Hurricane Irene struck the Upper Valley in 2011, <a href="http://uppervalleyhaven.org/" target="_blank">The Upper Valley Haven</a>, an emergency shelter in White River Junction, was there to help those who had lost their homes. Al Carbonneau and his family were among those displaced.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 25815 at http://nhpr.org Upper Valley Haven: Keeping Families Dry After Hurricane Irene Weathering The Next Storm: Economic Protection For The North Country http://nhpr.org/post/weathering-next-storm-economic-protection-north-country <p>Figuring that storms are as inevitable as death and taxes a North Country planning group will be looking at ways to minimize the impact of bad weather on the economy.</p><p>“You know we can’t predict the weather but maybe we can be prepared for what it might bring us,” said Patricia Garvin, the economic development coordinator for the <a href="http://www.nccouncil.org/">North Country Council</a>.</p><p>In June the council got a $300,000 grant from the federal government to try to figure out ways to keep a major storm – such as Hurricane Irene – from damaging the North Country’s economy.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:47:03 +0000 Chris Jensen 30549 at http://nhpr.org Group Hopes To Raise $1 Million To Repair Forest Damage From Irene http://nhpr.org/post/group-hopes-raise-1-million-repair-forest-damage-irene <p>The White Mountain National Forest is getting some help with repairing damage done by Tropical Storm Irene.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain">White Mountain National Forest </a>got some good news from the non-profit <a href="http://www.nationalforests.org/">National Forest Foundation </a>Wednesday.</p><p>That’s according to Tom Wagner,&nbsp;the White Mountain National Forest&nbsp;supervisor.</p><p>“They hope to raise a $1 million of private funds that would be matched by a $1 million of Forest Service funds.”</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:18:44 +0000 Chris Jensen 14098 at http://nhpr.org Group Hopes To Raise $1 Million To Repair Forest Damage From Irene One Year Out, Hardest Hit by Irene Make Slow Comeback http://nhpr.org/post/one-year-out-hardest-hit-irene-make-slow-comeback <p>A year ago Tropical Storm Irene devastated parts of Northern New Hampshire.&nbsp;One hard-hit&nbsp;business was the <a href="http://www.crawfordnotch.com/">Crawford Notch&nbsp;campground</a>, which was cut off from the rest of the&nbsp;state for three days by the storm.</p><p>Campground owner, Richard Garabedian, watched Tropical Storm Irene wash away 1.6 acres of his riverside campground, and the only roads that connected his business to the rest of the state.</p><p>He chuckles and says, "I still don’t sleep when it rains."</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 11519 at http://nhpr.org One Year Out, Hardest Hit by Irene Make Slow Comeback Irene Recovery Focuses On How To Minimize Future Damage http://nhpr.org/post/irene-recovery-focuses-how-minimize-future-damage <p>One year after Tropical Storm Irene, the recovery process is still in high gear. &nbsp;<br><br>It’s partly about pounding nails and painting walls, but it’s also about planning – and deciding what can be done to minimize the devastation of future storms.<br><br>Peter Edlund’s office has four wheels and gets about 40 miles to the gallon. &nbsp;<br><br>As construction analyst for Central Vermont Community Action, Edlund oversees the work of rebuilding homes around the state damaged by Irene.&nbsp; He spends his days in his car and today he’s in Moretown.<br> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Steve Zind, VPR News 11518 at http://nhpr.org Irene Recovery Focuses On How To Minimize Future Damage Hurricane Irene: One Year Later http://nhpr.org/post/hurricane-irene-one-year-later <p>In late August of 2011, New England prepared as the storm barreled up the east coast.&nbsp; Though downgraded to a tropical storm, Irene was still daunting -- and deadly. To the surprise of many, Vermont was the hardest hit, with roads, bridges, and farmland badly damaged and lives lost. But parts of New Hampshire were hit hard as well.&nbsp; We’ll talk about how we’re recovering from this storm and what we’ve learned.</p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 11500 at http://nhpr.org Hurricane Irene: One Year Later Almost A Year Later, Still Coping With Irene's Damage http://nhpr.org/post/almost-year-later-still-coping-irenes-damage <p>It was a year ago at the end of this month that Tropical Storm Irene hit New Hampshire and when it comes to the White Mountain National Forest there are still plenty of unwelcome reminders.</p><p><em>Sound of ground-to-helicopter communications…</em></p><p>That’s Erin Lane and she’s making arrangements for a helicopter to make a sweeping turn and then hover over a clearing about two miles up the Zealand Trail in a part of Bethlehem that is within the White Mountain National Forest.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 10951 at http://nhpr.org Almost A Year Later, Still Coping With Irene's Damage New AMC Guide Editor: Irene Did Most Trail Damage In Decades http://nhpr.org/post/new-amc-guide-editor-irene-did-most-trail-damage-decades <p>Tropical Storm Irene&rsquo;s heavy rains did more serious damage to trails in the White Mountains than any storm in decades, says one of the authors of the new 29<sup>th&nbsp;</sup>edition of the <a href="http://www.outdoors.org/">Appalachian Mountain Club</a>&rsquo;s White Mountain Guide.</p><p>&ldquo;It was only a limited number of trails, but the ones that were damaged were damaged very badly,&rdquo; said editor <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/16403760631302934834">Steven Smith of Lincoln</a>. &ldquo;It was mainly restricted to the trails that run along streams.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:52:32 +0000 Chris Jensen 3644 at http://nhpr.org New AMC Guide Editor: Irene Did Most Trail Damage In Decades White Mountain National Forest Gets $4 Million - But Still Falls Short For Irene Repairs http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountain-national-forest-gets-4-million-still-falls-short-irene-repairs <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The White Mountain National Forest will be getting $4 million in federal funds to repair road and bridge damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. &nbsp;But that will still leave the enormous recreational area well short of what it needs, an official said.</p><p>It is still a bit of good news for the economy of the North Country.</p><p>Some of the work will be done by WMNF crews but help from outside contractors will be needed, said Tiffany Benna, a spokeswoman for the WMNF.</p><p>The money is available from the Federal Highway Administration, said spokesman Doug Hecox.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:56:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 2570 at http://nhpr.org Lebanon Businesses Damaged In Tropical Storm Irene Reopening http://nhpr.org/post/lebanon-businesses-damaged-tropical-storm-irene-reopening <div class="transcript"><p>Some New Hampshire residents are still dealing with power outages from the aftermath of the October snowstorm.</p><p>But in the Upper Valley, many businesses are still recovering from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.</p><p>It&rsquo;s been more than two months since Irene flooded the heart of the shopping district in Lebanon, New Hampshire.</p></div><p>Three shopping plazas in Lebanon were hit hard during Tropical Storm Irene.</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:29:00 +0000 Amy Quinton 244 at http://nhpr.org First Tropical Storm Irene; Next, the Building Code http://nhpr.org/post/first-tropical-storm-irene-next-building-code <div class="transcript"><p>It&rsquo;s been almost a month since Tropical Storm Irene caused major floods around New Hampshire.</p><p>For most of the state the storm is a memory and life has returned to normal.</p><p>For one neighborhood in Conway, however, the storm was just the beginning.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p>Transvale Acres is a hardhat zone.</p><p>SFX: Hammer pounding</p><p>The Conway neighborhood was hit hard when the Saco River flooded.</p><p>The water knocked houses off foundations, crested over cars and left people homeless.</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1100 at http://nhpr.org First Tropical Storm Irene; Next, the Building Code A Week After Irene; Conway Residents Still Cleaning Up http://nhpr.org/post/week-after-irene-conway-residents-still-cleaning <div class="transcript"><p>By&nbsp;<strong>Erik Eisele</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s been over a week since tropical storm Irene flooded parts of the White Mountains, washing out bridges and roads.</p><p>The flooding damaged millions of dollars of infrastructure, but in some places it was more than highways that suffered.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p>When Irene swept through northern New Hampshire it dumped more than six inches of rain in some places.</p><p>People found themselves stranded, either unable to leave their homes or unable to get back to them.</p> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 1098 at http://nhpr.org A Week After Irene; Conway Residents Still Cleaning Up For Upper Valley Flood Victims, a Long Road Ahead http://nhpr.org/post/upper-valley-flood-victims-long-road-ahead <div class="transcript"><p jquery1324565964099="30">In White River Junction, a melange of fascinating businesses face challenges recovering from Irene...but not nearly so great as the obstacles facing residents of West Hartford, many of whom lost their homes to the raging White River.</p><p>Just over the border from New Hampshire in Vermont, the Upper Valley town of Hartford was ravaged by flash floods from Hurricane Irene.</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Elaine Grant 1096 at http://nhpr.org For Upper Valley Flood Victims, a Long Road Ahead Saco, Pemi Flow Increased At Least 100 Times http://nhpr.org/post/saco-pemi-flow-increased-least-100-times <div class="transcript"><p>Three rivers in the northern part of the state set new records thanks to Irene. On Sunday the water flow was more than 100 times normal for the Saco and more than that for the&nbsp;East Branch of the Pemigewasset and the Pemi.&nbsp;</p><p>During Irene&rsquo;s visit anyone who looked at the torrents called the Saco, East Branch of the Pemigewasset and the Pemigewasset probably guessed that the horrifying amount of water tearing past was a record.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p>And that was the case, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 1102 at http://nhpr.org