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NEW YORK When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard of the United States a week it disrupted New York City and the region. The storm disrupted electric service for over five million households and businesses, including the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.
No Permanent Damage
This message is from Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian:
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I wanted to update you on the status of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.
Gratefully, all museum staff are safe. Our thoughts are with all those who have, and continue to suffer, from Hurricane Sandy.
Despite extensive flooding in Lower Manhattan, we are pleased to report that there is no permanent damage to either our facility in the US Custom House or to the museum's collection. Power was restored to the building on Sunday, November 4. That said, we will remain closed to the public until we have restoration of steam and telecommunications. While we have no definite opening date at this time, we hope to be fully functional in the coming days.
The Museum's website, will have the most current information.
I thank friends who have reached out to express their concern for the museum. We will be in touch as events develop.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
posted November 6, 2012 8:20 am edt
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