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Hurricane Sandy

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge: October 29, 2012
The storm surge from Hurricane Sandy leaves much of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge under water, including this boat ramp along the Assateague Channel. Credit: J. Fair/USFWS

Service braces for Hurricane Sandy

National wildlife refuges, national fish hatcheries, and other Service field stations from Virginia to Maine are prepared for heavy winds, rain, flooding, and erosion that will likely results from Hurricane Sandy. Field stations activated hurricane plans on Friday, securing boats, equipment and facilities, and in some cases moving staff to high ground. Service personnel are also coordinating with neighboring communities to offer assistance. Several offices are now closed to the public  until the storm passes and damage can be assessed.



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List of field office closures

Map of FWS facilities in the reach of Hurricane Sandy

Northeast Region   
Covering states: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NY, NJ, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV

Southeast Region        
Covering states: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN and Puerto Rico

NOAA Hurricane Center Information

NASA Hurricane Sandy Information - Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed

Last updated: October 29, 2012

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