Hurricane Sandy vs Tropical Storm Irene

The East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA after hours of heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Sandy. This hurricane caused massive destruction along the east coast, but the White Mountains of New Hampshire received almost no damage.
Hurricane Sandy – Looking down the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River
 

Hurricane Sandy vs Tropical Storm Irene – I was able to photograph the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, New Hampshire from the same location during Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Irene. Water levels during Hurricane Sandy did not compare to the raging rapids encountered during Tropical Storm Irene.

I will never forget seeing waves in the East Branch of the Pemi during Irene. Here are a few images from the same location during each storm. They will give you an idea on the water height during each storm.

During the flash flood of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Loon's South Mountain bridge can be seen downstream. This tropical storm / hurricane caused destruction along the East coast of the United States and the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire was officially closed during the storm.
 Tropical Storm Irene – Looking down the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River

 

The East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA after hours of heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Sandy. This hurricane caused massive destruction along the east coast, but the White Mountains of New Hampshire received almost no damage
 Hurricane Sandy – Looking up the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River

 

During the flash flood of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. This tropical storm / hurricane caused destruction along the East coast of the United States and the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire was officially closed during the storm.
Tropical Storm Irene – Looking up the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River
 

The damage we received in the New Hampshire White Mountains from Hurricane Sandy is nothing compared to the destruction she has caused up and down the east coast.

All of the above images can be licensed for publications by clicking on the image you are interested in, and you can view more images of Tropical Storm Irene here or Hurricane Sandy here.

Happy image making….

 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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