Shortly after Tropical Storm Irene hit officials from the White Mountain National Forest sent crews out to start checking for damage. Now they have a pretty good idea of what the winds and the water did. NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
In trucks and on foot teams from the White Mountain National Forest went out to see just how badly its roads and trails were damaged.
“Some areas are looking really good. Other areas were hit really hard.”
That’s Tiffany Benna, a spokeswoman for the White Mountain National Forest.
“We’re estimating between $10 million and $11 million of damage to the infrastructure in the forest.”
That money will be needed to rebuild roads, bridges and trails.
Benna said officials hope federal disaster funds will be available.
While much of the forest is open visitors are advised to check the White Mountain National Forest website to learn which trails and roads are closed.