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Staff from Scotts Bluff National Monument helping in hurricane aftermath

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Staff from Scotts Bluff National Monument has been deployed to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Four volunteers from the national monument are at Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City today. The volunteers will help *those* employees get back into their homes and help re-open parks- many of which sustained serious damage.

"There's a lot of resource damage, downed trees, sand erosion. Things like that," says Park Superintendent Ken Mabery.

"Critical incident stress management, helping the employees get back in to their house, getting the parks back open to the public," all priorities explained by Chief Ranger Tom Schaff. "Because in times of crisis, sometimes national parks are a great place to go and find respite."

The local volunteers may spend up to three weeks in New York City helping with relief efforts.

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