STATUE OF LIBERTY NATIONAL MONUMENT AND ELLIS ISLAND
Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Sandy and its Effect on the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
May 14, 2014 - March 22, 2015
Organized by the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, Museum Services
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. The storm caused storm surges and powerful waves along the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut coastlines, especially in and around the New York metropolitan area. Liberty and Ellis Islands, located in New York Harbor, were covered by the storm surge. Winds and flooding from the storm destroyed most of the infrastructure on both islands, including the electrical, mechanical, and communications systems. This exhibition is comprised of text and photo panels addressing the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. The photographs were taken by Park staff, as well as members of the National Park Service Incident Command Team and National Park Service Museum Emergency Response Team that came to the Park to assist with recovery.