Park spokesman Scott Gediman said the episode that began on Jan. 18 triggered what he claimed to be"the maximum harm" in its history -- with fixes maybe costing upwards of $200 million.
Photographs taken by the playground and published on societal media seized the devastation. The park Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, and countless different trees have been uprooted, with a few falling on structures and houses, officials said.
And that was just the start.
"There is more harm occurring, also," Gediman advised the Los Angeles Times. "We have got thick snow melting and snow accumulations from the trees and that is causing tree failures.... One fell to a ranger's home in the valley"
The park will remain closed until Monday as a consequence of the continuing winter storm which caused over 18 inches of snow to fall from the Yosemite Valley region -- after the ferocious winds.
"Heavy, wet snow has trees and branches to collapse across the park, causing damage to park vehicles and facilities," the playground composed on its FB account.
The Mariposa Grove comprises about 500 older giant sequoias.
Campgrounds and lodges are closed for many weeks since the park is hoping to decrease the odds of traffic spreading the coronavirus.