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Debris in water on Long Island
Vegetation and debris in the water in the aftermath of storm Sandy at the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge on Long Island, New York.
Greg Thompson/USFWS

As nor’easter approaches, safety of refuge staff and visitors remains top priority

National wildlife refuges along the eastern seaboard are preparing for another round of rough weather as a nor’easter storm approaches this Wednesday. Although some refuges along the east coast have begun the road to recovery by clearing debris and downed trees, repairing trails and stabilizing structures in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many will remain closed or partially closed to the public to protect visitors’ and staff safety through the upcoming coastal storm.

See an updated list of refuge closures
For information on FWS’ Hurricane Sandy response

Published on: Tuesday, November 06,2012

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