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Contact: B.G. Horvat, 252-728-2250, ext. 3005
Harkers Island, NC – Although the latest forecasted model predicts Hurricane Joaquin will track further east out into the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Lookout National Seashore continues to move forward with its emergency weather evacuation plan. Due to public safety and the welfare of park visitors and staff, the National Seashore will continue to remain closed to all visitors until further notice.
The National Weather Service is predicting severe flooding for North Carolina through the weekend with stormy conditions through Monday night (October 5, 2015). The state of North Carolina remains under a declared 'state of emergency' due to potential for flooding.
The National Park Service will continue to evaluate weather conditions throughout the weekend.
All reservations for Long Point and Great Island cabin camps have been canceled through Monday night, October 5, 2015. Beyond this date, please confirm all reservations through www.recreation.gov prior to traveling to the park.
For more information, listen to NOAA weather radio and local media for updates and advisories. The National Park Service staff will be monitoring ongoing developments with Hurricane Joaquin and will post updates as needed on the park website, www.nps.gov/calo and on Facebook and Twitter: twitter.com/CapeLookoutNPS.