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More signs of progress tonight -- recovery from that hurricane the New York aquarium is set to partially reopen tomorrow.
It's just off Coney Island boardwalk there and plays an important role in the community.
It normally brings in tourists and school groups every day of the year but it's been closed.
Ever since last October storm caused severe damage across the -- The animals -- his plate -- as ever but the only visitors they've seen over the past half year.
For the cleanup crews working on -- -- from super storm -- -- we were ready for a big storm nothing prepared us for the scale of the event that happened.
This is what happened last fall at the New York aquarium the Wildlife Conservation Society which runs the place reports the floods rose up to four feet.
That water came in so fast it was unbelievable.
And I think we were all feeling the same thing.
Which was when is this gonna stop.
What's it did workers found the water destroyed much of the equipment the supplies vital heat oxygen infiltration of the tanks.
Putting the fish and aquatic mammals at risk.
It was incredibly stressful time -- On some levels on other levels it's a very simple.
You know adrenaline -- task right we know we need to do and we've just got to focus on doing that.
They brought in generators for power and deployed oxygen canisters across the aquarium saving all but a few -- the fish.
Everybody has worked together so people that were usually -- -- UN shows have been feeding sharks.
The volunteers that normally are -- fish force in the morning are helping keep water system.
Today they work out of trailers in a parking lot next to the cyclone roller coaster.
They are still puddles of water in one of the underground viewing areas bare floors and walls where once there were colorful displays.
It been exposed maze of pipes under what used to be a floor.
But aquarium officials say most of the favorites will be out as the place partially reopens.
Everybody is work together.
To create what I think is going to be a really vibrant.
However much smaller it is for the next few years very vibrant experience here at the -- While several exhibits will reopen tomorrow officials tell us repaired of the most heavily damaged parts of that aquarium will likely continue until 2016.
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