Oct 31, 2012
By Michael Kramer
Another sign that some things are slowly getting back to normal in the US after the huge storm.
The Smithsonian Institution’s museums and National Zoo are reopening in Washington after shutting their doors for two days.
it’s welcome news for tourists visiting the capital who found few businesses open as the storm passed through.
Smithsonian officials say all the museums and their facilities in Maryland and Virginia are in good condition and there was no damage to the collections.
Some buildings did have leaks during the storm, but staff placed sandbags in some areas to keep the buildings mostly dry inside.
And at the National Zoo, officials say the animals weathered the storm with no problem.