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any news on the park w/r/t damage from Izzy?
From today's Morning Report:
"Shenandoah NP – The center of Hurricane Isabel passed over the park as a strong tropical storm during the early morning hours on Friday morning. By noon, emergency personnel who were able to leave their residences and reported for duty to begin restoring critical infrastructure and to begin clearing trees to gain access to frontcountry areas of the park. On Saturday, crews worked to clear an access route to frontcountry facilities and to conduct an initial size-up of damage to structures and utilities. An emergency access route was established for the entire length of Skyline Drive. With one exception, no structures in the frontcountry were found to have received more than minor damage. One concessions-owned building received moderate damage. The condition of Camp Rapidan and all backcountry structures remains unknown. Although the park remains without power and phones (except at headquarters), the extent of damage to utility lines remains unknown. The entire park remains closed. Many employees remain without utilities and some are stranded behind fallen trees and/or high water, but all seem to have faired well. Damage appears to be significantly less than that caused by Hurricane Fran in 1996. "
Informally (ie rumor) it looks like SNP will be closed to all for the next week.
April 2004 - Portions of the Limberlost Trail area are still closed. Many of the centuries old cedars that this area is especially known for have been blown down by the hurricane. While we didn't see any one working the blowdowns while we were there, it did look as though there had been recent activity, still trying to get it cleaned up.
Old thread, dated material, bumped by spammer. Closed.