Sunrise today (Oct. 30) showed deep, heavy snow in national parks in the Appalachians, flooding along coastal and barrier island parks, and waves towering more than two stories along some lakeshores farther inland, National Parks Traveler reported.

Those scenarios were just some of the aftermath from “Superstorm Sandy,” which was continuing to assault the eastern third of the nation this morning. Reports from individual units of the National Park System were sketchy, as many parks remained closed. But no doubt the storm’s high winds have littered the park system with downed trees, while floodwaters and heavy snows have added to the damage.

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