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A few of the effects from government shutdown
It's unclear how long the shutdown will last.
But for now thousands of federal workers deemed non-essential are home today without pay.
Thousands of Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors were furloughed.
And national parks, like the Gulf Islands National Seashore right here on the gulf coast, have been closed to visitors.
A lonely Lady Liberty among the hundreds of national sites closed today.
The partial government shut down, spoiling some vacations.
"This was one of our main stops for our honeymoon"// "now we're going to have to rearrange our whole schedule."
And for 800,000 government workers - *their *schedules are wide open - told to stay at home - without pay.
On this - NASA's 55th anniversary- 97 % of the staff is on furlough and the list of agencies and offices now closed goes on and on.
"It's ridiculous that we have to go through this because people in Washington can't come to some kind of agreement."
But this is a *Partial shutdown:
Airport security will remain up and running
You'll continue getting your mail
Social Security checks, Medicare and Medicaid benefits - will still be sent out.
Federal courts are functioning at least for now...
And passports will still be processed.
But for first time home buyers - expect a delay in processing government
Backed mortgages and for anyone planning trips to the national parks some serious disappointment:
Scott Gediman - Yosemite National Park
"Visitors who are staying in the hotels or camp ground will be given 48 hours to leave."
Campers given the boot
And couples, planning for a scenic wedding ceremony in places like Yosemite now scrambling for a new place to say I do.
"This is also having a trickle down effect hurting businesses that depend on these national sites staying open
The guy who sells these Statue Of Liberty foam hats says.