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Urban Asses

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An urban tr Forester in Damage Asse damaged. Br primary are attached.

ee damage assessment was conducted by the Southern Region Urban

La Plata, which received the most structural damage. The Urban ssment report quickly shows that 75% of the areas surveyed were oken branches, defoliation and loss of apical dominance were the as of tree injuries. The Urban Damage Assessment report is

Businesses

Public

Totals

Buildings

50

1

160

64

6

298

84

6

578

198

13

1036

101

2

6

212

1

15

477

0

11

790

3

32

A total of the structu

Completely Destroyed Major Damage Minor Damage Totals

1036 structures were damaged or destroyed. Below is a summary of re damage assessment:

Single Mobile Apartments Family Homes Homes

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Economic loss to landowners due to the severe damage to commercial woodland

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Impeded access to woodland from blow down trees Economic loss of urban shade tree in communities

Long term forest mortality because the unhealthy trees will be predisposed to damaging agents such as fungi and insects

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Increased hazards to urban and rural people due to debris hanging in trees and unstable root systems

Tornado Damage/Hazards

The damage to the forest resources as a result of the tornado resulted in many forest management challenges.

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Increased

brush

fire

Severely Damaged Areas

hazard

due

End of Hunt Road Thomas Stone National Historic Site Clamber Hill Hillendale Area Quailwood Town of La Plata Ripley

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