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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge plans for future storms

A tree blown down by the storm falls on electrical power lines at the refuge.March 27, 2014 – When Hurricane Sandy hit on October 2012, the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in northern New Jersey was left dark for weeks. Since the extended post-storm power outage, contingency planning has been underway for the next big weather event. Thanks to recovery funding, a number of repairs have been completed, and plans to install backup and solar power systems  are in progress. These systems are expected to maximize the refuge’s resilience to future storms and shift on-site utilities to draw upon more reliable and renewable power sources.

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PHOTO: A tree blown down by the storm falls on electrical power lines at the refuge.
Credit: David Sagan/USFWS


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Last updated: June 27, 2014