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Hurricane Sandy Recovery




As Hurricane Sandy left a wake of destruction across the Mid-Atlantic States and New England, the Interior Department mobilized resources to speed storm recovery on federal and tribal lands in the impacted region and to support FEMA in its efforts to assist states and local governments in the disaster area.

Nearly 70 national parks and dozens of wildlife refuges sustained damage from the storm. Among those hardest hit were the 15 parks located in the metropolitan New York area, where visitors to sites like Gateway, Fire Island, and the Statue of Liberty contributed more than half a billion dollars to the local economy in 2011 and supported nearly 4,400 jobs.

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This Week at Interior October 10, 2014

FRI, OCTOBER 10, 2014, 02:46 PM EST

President Obama and Secretary Jewell on hand for the official dedication of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington,DC; Smelting sea ice off Alaska is making life difficult for thousands of Pacific walruses; more. Watch Video >


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Marking Upcoming Second Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary Jewell Tours Coastal Resiliency Projects in New Jersey

TUE, OCTOBER 7, 2014, 11:09 AM EST

CAPE MAY, NJ – On the cusp of the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today toured restoration projects at Reed’s Beach and Cape May National Wildlife Refuge to repair and strengthen beaches Read More >


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This Week at Interior June 20, 2014

FRI, JUNE 20, 2014, 04:11 PM EST

Secretary Jewell announces $102 million in coastal resilience grants aimed at helping communities protect themselves from severe storms; the Secretary announces the nation's largest offshore wind energy area available for commercial development; more. Watch Video >


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Secretary Jewell Announces $102 Million in Coastal Resilience Grants to Help Atlantic Coast Communities Protect Themselves from Future Storms

MON, JUNE 16, 2014, 12:58 PM EST

NEW YORK – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment in the Climate Action Plan to make local communities more resilient against future storms, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced $102.7 million in competitive matching Read More >