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Fire Island National Seashore Remains Closed Following Hurricane Sandy

View of Watch Hill beach before and after Hurricane Sandy: 06-28-2012 and 10-31-2012
View of Watch Hill's duneline before the storm and after Hurricane Sandy.

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News Release Date: November 3, 2012
Contact: Paula Valentine, 631-687-4759

All Fire Island National Seashore facilities remain closed following the landfall of Hurricane Sandy on Monday evening, October 29, 2012. Damage assessments are still underway, and all access to Fire Island is prohibited, even by private boat. Both the Town of Islip and the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County have extended their mandatory evacuation orders for Fire Island.

Additional information and updates will be provided when available.

  

 
Aerial view of Watch Hill, Fire Island, on November 2, 2012.
Fire Island National Seashore facilities at Watch Hill, taken on November 2, 2012.
NPS Photo/Dunphy

Did You Know?

People on ferry look over Watch Hill Marina.

At least 2.2 million people spend time within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore every year. Almost 800,000 people annually visit park facilities. July and August are the busiest months. Sunny weekends are the busiest days. More...