Posts Tagged: flash flood



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.

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Tropical Storm Irene, White Mountains

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.
East Branch of the Pemigewasset River during the storm
 

August 2011, Tropical Storm Irene – From 6PM Saturday, August 27, 2011 through midnight Monday, August 29, 2011 the White Mountain National Forest was closed because of Tropical Storm Irene. This tropical storm caused massive damage along the East Coast of the United States and the White Mountain National Forest was officially closed during the storm.

Tropical Storm Irene has caused massive destruction throughout New England. Many bridges, buildings and roads have been washed away, and officials are saying roads will be closed for weeks. Many of the rivers in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire have been badly eroded and are clogged with trees.

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