Fire Island National Seashore Gets Ready for Sandy

The federal park agency closes island-based facilities ahead of Hurricane Sandy.

Here is an update from the Fire Island National Seashore website on how the federal agency is getting ready for Hurricane Sandy, which is due to arrive with big wind and rain Monday night and Tuesday morning:

Date: October 26, 2012

Patchogue, NY - Fire Island National Seashore is preparing for hazardous weather and surf conditions in anticipation of the approach of Hurricane Sandy. Many island-based facilities have already closed, and ferry service to National Park Service developments at Sailors Haven and Watch Hill has ended for the season. (Ferry service is still operating on a fall schedule from Bayshore, Sayville, and Patchogue to the Fire Island communities, but watch for closures.)

Most interpretive programs planned for Saturday, October 27, will be conducted as planned at the William Floyd Estate and at the Fire Island Lighthouse. For the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, no additional backcountry camping permits will be issued after Friday, October 26. No additional closures are announced at this time.

For updates, check the park website at www.nps.gov/fiis, or follow updates at Twitter.com/FireIslandNPS and facebook.com/FireIslandNPS.



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