Last week’s windstorm thrashed more than power lines. It tossed debris across city parks and took down hundreds of trees. Now, with new clearings and sunny spots, the parks are more vulnerable than ever to invasive species. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
Felled trees have also created new openings in previously shaded areas. Parks natural resources manager Bennett Knox says the priority, post-storm, will be making sure that no invasive species take root in the newly created sunny spots.
A young woman survived five days, pinned in her wrecked truck. Rescuers couldn’t see her in a ravine because of the sprawling kudzu.