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  • Increased hazards due to wind and rain on forests

    Asheville, NC, June 4, 2018 - Windy conditions combined with weeks of prolonged heavy rainfall has increased hazards on the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.

    Heavy rainfall has damaged roads and assessments are ongoing. Trees on saturated soils have an increased chance of falling. High winds make falling trees even more likely. Saturated soils can also cause mudslides. Additionally, rivers and streams in the national forests are high and flowing rapidly creating hazardous conditions. Visitors should use extra caution when recreating on the forest this week.

    Contact your local District Office to get the latest information on road conditions. Many places in the Forest do not have cell phone service so know before you go.