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Public Land Managers Warn Of Dangers After Hurricane Irma


September 18, 2017

After the remnants of Hurricane Irma brought heavy rain and winds last week, local public land managers warn that while in the woods visitors should take extra precaution about downed trees on trails and be on the lookout for trees and limbs hanging above them.

High winds could have left parts of trees dangling, which could prove fatal to hikers, bikers and equestrians.

“Many trails have some trees down and visitors should be aware of the potential for trees to fall at any time,” said head Pisgah District Ranger Dave Casey. “Wind and rain increases the likelihood of them falling,...

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