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Re: [TalkAntietam] Damage from Isabel

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  • Mary Hawthorne
    I was wondering if the parks service has something so that volunteers could come in and help with the cleanup? Or is there liability things prohibiting that?
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 27, 2003
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      I was wondering if the parks service has something so that volunteers could
      come in and help with the cleanup? Or is there liability things prohibiting
      that?
      Mary
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      From: <rotbaron@...>
      To: <talkantietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 8:21 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Damage from Isabel


      > >From today's Hagerstown Herald-Mail...
      >
      > ISABEL'S DAMAGE TO PARKS ASSESSED
      >
      > Tropical Storm Isabel caused an estimated $600,000 to $800,000 of damage
      last
      > week at Antietam National Battlefield, Superintendent John Howard said
      > Friday. High winds took off parts of the tin and metal roofs covering
      several
      > historic buildings, including the Pry, Roulette and D.R. Miller barns and
      the
      > Poffenberger houses. "The wind got up and peeled things back, in some
      cases worse
      > than others," Howard said. The storm also compounded tree damage from a
      storm
      > three weeks earlier.
      >
      > Howard said park employees fixed some of the damage this week, but it will
      > take quite a while to repair everything because there is no extra money in
      the
      > budget. The Snavely Ford trail has been closed since a storm hit Aug. 28,
      > downing trees and eroding the creek bed. Also, two sections of the
      northeast
      > corner of the cemetery are closed. Howard said some branches broke, but
      are still
      > hanging in the trees. The tree damage should be cleaned up next week, he
      said.
      >
      >
      > Parts of Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Md., also were hit hard.
      Park
      > Ranger Debra Mills said 26 trees fell along the 1.2-mile Falls Nature
      Trail,
      > between the visitor center and the intersection with Md. 77. The trees
      were
      > still down on the trail Friday.
      >
      > Anticipating the storm, the park closed Camp Round Meadow, Camp Greentop,
      > Owens Creek Campground, the Adirondack shelters and Poplar Grove Youth
      Tenting
      > Area, but all have reopened. Fallen trees and debris prevented Camp Misty
      Mount
      > from reopening right away, but Mills said during a phone interview Friday
      she
      > thought it was open again. Mills cautioned hikers that trail conditions
      > change dramatically in spots, from good to heavily damaged.
      >
      > Most of the 184.5-mile C&O Canal National Historical Park has reopened,
      too.
      > A 20-mile portion of the towpath from Pennyfield Lock in Montgomery County
      to
      > the Monocacy Aqueduct in Frederick County remains closed. But even some of
      > the areas that are open may be hazardous, according to a park bulletin on
      > closures.
      >
      > Tom Shay
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