Hurricane Sandy's storm surges almost “drowns” this facility
The news just broke that the New York Aquarium run by the US Wildlife Conservation Society on Coney Island is now flooded as a result of hurricane Sandy's massive storm surges.As Mongabay reports, the official statement sent in by the staff working at this marine park read as follows:
“The Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium, located in an evacuation zone in Coney Island, experienced severe flooding from the storm surge associated with hurricane Sandy.”
Apparently, members of the staff are now waiting for the waters to recede to a certain extent before they can move in, do some damage control, and figure out how each of the aquarium's facilities has been affected.
The New York aquarium houses various marine animals, so hopefully more information on this topic will soon be made available.
For the time being, the only good news is that the Prospect Park Zoo, the Central Park Zoo, the Bronx Zoo, and the Queens Zoo have not yet suffered any considerable damages.