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Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Park to Reopen after Tropical Storm Fay

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Date: August 19, 2008
Contact: Larry Perez, 305-338-3499
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714

Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks to reopen following the passage of Tropical Storm Fay.

Initial reports reveal that neither Everglades nor Dry Tortugas National Park were significantly impacted by Tropical Storm Fay.

Damage from winds, surge and flooding appear minimal.

All visitor areas of both parks anticipate reopening by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 20. However, visitors are encouraged to phone ahead for information on concession operations and tours.

Additional visitor information can be obtained by calling 305-242-7700, or visiting www.nps.gov/ever.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Over the course of thousands of years, the natural communities of South Florida have become well adapted to the devastating effects of seasonal hurricanes. In fact, such storms are considered an important element in the long-term health of the Everglades.