Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge plans for future storms
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.
Last updated: November 21, 2014