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Contact: Matt Johnson, 786-335-3679
HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- Today at 5:30 p.m. Biscayne National Park closed facilities including the visitor center, campgrounds and island facilities, in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Irma.
Boating in park waters remains open, including the Intracoastal Waterway and other channels. Visitors planning to boat in the park should monitor VHF radio for weather conditions and follow marine advisories.
The closure will remain in place until the National Park Service assesses storm damage and the threat of Hurricane Irma passes.
For more information about National Park Service Hurricane and Severe Weather Response visit www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/severe-weather-response.htm. For more information about Biscayne National Park visit nps.gov/bisc or follow the park on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at “biscaynenps.”
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