NPS Prepares for Impacts of Tropical Storm Hanna
Contact: National Park Service, (252) 473-2111
In preparation of the possible effects of Tropical Storm Hanna, the National Park Service has taken preliminary steps that affect park operations and facilities and provide the following information to the visiting public and local communities.
Beginning at the southern end of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the OcracokeIslandVisitorCenter and Campground will close today at 5:00 p.m. and will remain closed until further notice. The Ocracoke Campground reservation system has been temporarily suspended. The Frisco campground will close today at 5:00 p.m. and will remain closed until further notice. The Oregon Inlet Campground has been placed on a one-day availability basis.
An assessment later today on the progress of the storm will determine the status of all park visitor centers and campgrounds north of Frisco, NC.
Did You Know?
When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.