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Seashore Sites Reopen with Ernesto's Passing

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Date: September 1, 2006
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3005

Robert A. Vogel, Superintendent, Cape Lookout National Seashore, announces that all areas of the National Seashore have reopened effective 3:00 PM on Friday, September 01, 2006.

In the morning and afternoon, residual high wind conditions from Tropical Storm Ernesto hampered an early the start of assessments. Preliminary assessments of seashore facilities and resources were performed by park staff and Superintendent Vogel is pleased to report that no major damage to park facilities has been observed so far.

The U.S. Coast Guard – Sector North Carolina cleared park ferries to resume operations at about 3:00 PM. Please call individual ferry operators to determine which ferries are operational.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks

Barrier islands, such as those of Cape Lookout National Seashore, are piles of sand. As storms come up from the ocean the beaches are constantly rearranged.