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Dry Tortugas National Park

UPDATED | How Much Hurricane Relief Will Congress Provide The National Park Service?

With Congress going down to the wire in an effort to reach agreement on a budget bill and avoid another government shutdown, what remains to be seen is how much hurricane relief aid will be provided for the National Park Service, which suffered extensive damage from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria last fall.

Dry Tortugas National Park And Fort Jefferson Welcome Back Visitors After Hurricane Irma

Though Hurricane Irma walloped Dry Tortugas National Park, it was not the park's first hurricane, and it weathered it in fairly good shape. Now, with winter setting in, a return to the park is the perfect way to take a break from the cold and snow and enjoy a warm, interesting hiatus from the season.

Cleanup Work After Hurricanes Irma, Maria Ongoing In Florida, Georgia, Caribbean

Nearly 300 National Park Service employees continued to work Monday on cleaning up the mess Hurricanes Irma and Maria left after roaring through the Caribbean and into South Florida and into Georgia. While access was slowly improving to some parks, others remained closed to the public.

Myriad Problems Confronting National Park Service Crews In Aftermath Of Hurricane Irma

Leaking water mains, power outages, a collapsed 40-foot section of the moat wall surrounding historic Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park, and a debris-filled waterfront at Cumberland Island National Seashore were just some of the problems National Park Service crews were dealing with Saturday as they worked to clean up the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

National Park Service Assessing Hurricane Irma Damage To Parks In Florida, Caribbean

National Park Service storm response personnel Tuesday were either working on cleanup or en route to parks to begin assessing damage in the wake of Hurricane Irma. All employees in affected parks, except for Everglades National Park, were accounted for and safe, the agency said.

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