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Ellis Island museum to reopen Monday

New York's Ellis Island museum to reopen Monday, year after huge storm struck, flooding area

Ellis Island museum to reopen Monday

NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Park Service says the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will reopen to the public on Monday.

It's been almost a year since Superstorm Sandy brought water levels as high as 8 feet (2.4 meters) to the iconic former U.S. immigration entry point.

The Oct. 29 storm destroyed boilers and electrical systems. Ellis Island was without power for months after the storm swamped parts of New York City and devastated the East Coast.

Documents, photographs and other artifacts survived the storm. But more than 1 million items had to be moved to climate-controlled storage facilities.

The neighboring Statue of Liberty reopened on July 4, only to be briefly shuttered again during the partial federal government shutdown.

Updated : 2021-06-18 05:13 GMT+08:00