NPS Operations and Facilities Resume Normal Hours
Contact: National Park Service, (252) 473-2111
Superintendent Mike Murray announced that on Sunday, September 7, 2008 by 1:00 p.m., all park facilities and areas of the Outer Banks Group have reopened to the public and normal operations and services have resumed.
After the storm passed the Outer Banks, all park resources and facilities were assessed for storm impacts. Minimal damages were identified, including loss of shingles from rooftops, minimal water leakage in some facilities, scattered debris and tree limbs, and loss of signs, posts and fencing materials for some resource closures. All ocean side beach areas were evaluated for safe driving conditions and re-opened to ORV traffice by 1:00 p.m., except those areas closed due to seasonal, safety and resource protection closures.
For more information, contact 252-473-2111.
Did You Know?
The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.