Hurricane 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 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 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 Irene Closes Roads, Traps Tourists in White Mountains http://nhpr.org/post/irene-closes-roads-traps-tourists-white-mountains <div class="transcript"><p>Visitors to the Notchland Inn got a longer stay than they&#39;d planned when bridge and road damage gave them no way to leave. And a 100-site campground was decimated when the Saco River flooded.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p>Hart&rsquo;s Location, a town of less than 40 people nestled in the White Mountains, was extremely hard hit by Irene.</p><p>We wanted to talk with Ed Butler, co-owner of The Notchland Inn&hellip;but we found it difficult to reach him. Here&rsquo;s what greeted us when we called.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Elaine Grant 1101 at http://nhpr.org Irene Closes Roads, Traps Tourists in White Mountains