Recovery operations continue in New York City area parks. The Pacific West IMT will assume management of the incident tomorrow, replacing the Intermountain IMT. At present, there are 306 National Park Service employees from 99 parks supporting recovery efforts.
Today’s report is as follows (if a park or site is not listed, that’s because there’s no new information to report):
Statue of Liberty – Electricians switched over the power for the statue’s lights from a generator to the island’s power system.
Ellis Island – Contractors are working on hazard mitigation work planning.
Morristown – Chipping and debris removal continue.
Fire Island – Crews are restoring the maintenance garage in Patchogue and the Lighthouse Annex.
Gateway – A cultural resource advisor worked on mapping wrecked boats and coordinating upcoming board removals. The following actions were also reported at park units:
- Fort Tilden – Road and trail operations, building utility repairs, and sand redistribution continued.
- Jacob Riis Park – Road and trail clearing and sand redistribution continued.
- Great Kills – Debris removal operations and sand redistribution continued.
- Miller Field – Debris removal operations and sand redistribution continued.
- Fort Wadsworth – Debris removal continued at Seabee Park.
- Sandy Hook – Debris removal from road sides and beach plazas continued, as did replacement of oil tank gauges and the construction and placement of shutters on exposed windows and doors on buildings at Fort Hancock.
More information on the response can be found at these websites:
- Hurricane response and recovery – A webpage with current information on the NPS response to Hurricane Sandy.
- Resource needs shopping list – A ”shopping list” of incident management team positions that still need to be filled, updated daily.
- Hurricane Sandy relief fund – E&AA has set up a relief fund web page where you can make donations in support of employees who were affected by the storm.
- Facebook – A Facebook page managed by the IMT with updates on the response.
- Twitter – A Twitter page managed by the IMT with updates on the response.
- Flickr – A Flickr page managed by the IMT with images of the response.