Strong winds and heavy rains left much of Liberty Island in devastation following Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Eight foot surges left the island’s infrastructure in ruins, halting tourism.
Although the island was nearly destroyed, the Statue of Liberty withstood the storm’s power and was unharmed. After long-awaited anticipation and months of rebuilding Liberty Island, the statue of Liberty reopens today, July 4th, 2013. Check out some history and interesting facts about this beloved statue in the following infographic by Liberty Tax Service.