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DEC Hurricane Response / Hudson Valley Damage Photos

Two forest rangers in the Emergency Response Center look at a computer monitor

DEC Forest Rangers keep up with the latest developments at the Emergency Response Center, Port of Albany.

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DEC staff work at the Emergency Response Center at the Port of Albany.

Two rangers watch a computer at the DEC Emergency Response Center

Forest Rangers at DEC's Emergency Response Center at the Port of Albany monitor storm response via computer.

DEC Forest Rangers watching a computer for Hurricane updates

Two Forest Rangers monitor conditions via computer at the DEC Emergency Response Center, Port of Albany.

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DEC Forest Rangers at the Emergency Response Center assess storm response personnel needs.

NYS DEC Emergency Response Center

An Environmental Conservation Officer at the DEC Emergency Response Center communicates via computer with flood response crews.

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DEC Forest Rangers monitor the latest storm reports at the Emergency Response Center, Port of Albany.

DEC Emergency Response Center

DEC's Public Outreach staff participate in the flood response efforts at the Emergency Response Center.

CNY staging to head to down to LI and NYC to help with storm recovery efforts after Hurrricane Sandy

DEC crews and equipment from central New York staging to head down to LI and NYC to help with storm recovery efforts after Hurrricane Sandy

CNY staging to head to down to LI and NYC to help with storm recovery efforts after Hurrricane Sandy

DEC crews, vehicles and staff assemble in central NY as they prepare to assist flood recovery efforts in LI and NYC.

CNY staging to head to down to help with storm recovery efforts after Hurrricane Sandy

DEC staff from central NY prepare to head down to LI and NYC to help with storm recovery efforts after Hurrricane Sandy.

A large group of DEC assemble in a warehouse

Staff from DEC Regions 7,8,9 staff prepare to leave for NYC after Hurricane Sandy

Regions 7,8,9 staff deploying to NYC after Hurricane Sandy

Regions 7,8,9 staff deploying to NYC after Hurricane Sandy

DEC staff rescuing a Great Blue Heron impacted by an oil spill in the Hudson Valley during Sandy cleanup

DEC staff rescuing a Great Blue Heron harmed by an oil spill in the Hudson Valley after Hurricane Sandy

A Great Blue Heron impacted by an oil spill in the Hudson Valley during Sandy cleanup

An oil-soaked Great Blue Heron stands by the water's edge. Oil spills from the hurricane have harmed waterfowl throughout the Hudson Valley.

DEC staff rescuing a Great Blue Heron impacted by an oil spill in the Hudson Valley during Sandy cleanup

A Hudson Valley Great Blue Heron is rescued by DEC staff.

A heron stands in a corner near some food and water dishes in a vets office

This Great blue heron, dubbed "Sandy" by local veterinarians, is making a speedy recovery after being rescued by DEC Hudson Valley staff.

Destroyed jetties and other storm damage at a marina.

Jetties and other structures destroyed by hurricane Sandy at the Haverstraw Marina.

Image of damage to boats at Newburgh Yacht Club

Damage from Hurricane Sandy at the Newburgh Yacht Club.