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Hurricane Sandy Destruction
Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument

On October 29, 2012, Ellis Island was completely submerged by the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. Basements flooded, which caused extensive damage to several systems: electrical, water, sewage, telephone, heating, air conditioning and data. Many supply items in storage were destroyed. Temporary structures and machinery were moved and/or destroyed. These photos show some of the damage.