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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge rebuilds after Hurricane Sandy

Jan. 15, 2014 - In May of 2013, the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge received more than $2 million in recovery funding after being battered by Hurricane Sandy. Many of the refuge’s repair and reconstruction efforts are now complete. Damaged buildings have been restored and scores of flattened trees have been removed from wooded areas. Backup generators and a solar power system have been designed and will soon be installed. In addition, work will begin shortly to restore a washed-out beach road, with an estimated mid-April completion date. The Service is also planning coastal resiliency projects at Chincoteague that will help protect the refuge and surrounding communities from future storms.

Photos: Damage and repairs at Chincoteague
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PHOTO: The storm surge from Hurricane Sandy left much of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge under water, including this boat ramp along the Assateague Channel.
Credit: J. Fair/USFWS

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Last updated: April 20, 2015