VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Tropical Storm Rafael Spares Park
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The park weathered Tropical Storm Rafael with no damage. The park visitor center remained open throughout the weekend. Ports that were closed on Saturday morning reopened two hours later. The park was buffeted by gusty winds and heavy downpours, but the latter fell mostly in brief showers. There were no incidents. Hot and humid weather has returned to the area, with heat indexes near 98 to 100 degrees daily. Beaches are accordingly quite busy as visitors and locals try to escape the heat.
Name: Mike Anderson, Deputy Superintendent