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Nine minutes before the hour of the statue of liberty set to reopen to the public this came into -- at this at the very deceive you -- yesterday but now we have the full plan.
It's to open the -- you -- on or before the nation's 237 birthday this fourth of July.
And a full eight months after super storm -- devastated East Coast in October.
Lady liberty herself was more or less unharmed in the storm but the tidal surge really badly -- -- home liberty island.
In fact 75% of that twelve acre island was under water.
And assaults in that water destroyed much of the infrastructure there the power the lighting the ferry docks the walkways on and on it was a mess.
David Lee Miller's in lower Manhattan from -- across from New York Harbor at least from what on New York Harbor from lady liberty.
David -- in addition to the damage that there's a security snag I understand.
Unfortunately there is -- there is disagreement over how to best come up with that security measures in place to protect visitors to liberty island.
Take a look out over my shoulder to the right you can -- AL -- sort of large building.
This was the facility that was used to screen passengers for years before they boarded the ferry.
That took them to liberty island to see the statue and this is where.
The new York city police department wants the security screenings to continue to take place once liberty island is open again to tourists.
The National Park Service though they had a different plan they want people to actually board the ferries with out being screened.
And then once the -- makes its first dot -- Ellis Island which still remains closed at that point they would be screened for weapons and any type of contraband.
So there's a bit of a deadlock we expected next week the National Park Service is -- -- make some type of announcement.
About which plan is going to be accepted and how to proceed -- David Lee Miller lives just across from lady liberty thanks coming up on eight.
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