Tropical Storm Hermine Closures at Cape Lookout National Seashore (Advisory 1)

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Date: September 1, 2016
Contact: Patrick Kenney, 252-728-2250, ext. 3014

Harkers Island, NC –Tropical Storm Hermine has shifted back towards the coast. The National Weather Service is forecasting the entire area to experience minor to moderate impacts.The area remains under a significant heavy rainfall threat. Heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding could begin as early as Thursday night and continue into the day on Saturday. Five to eight inches of rainfall will be possible with isolated amounts up to 10 inches for the duration of the event. This prolonged heavy rainfall could result in flash flooding. Dangerous conditions such as high seas at least 12 to 16 feet can also be expected along the track of the system. High risk of rip currents along all area beaches are forecasted to continue through the weekend.

Due to storm conditions, Cape Lookout National Seashore will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016. Island Express Ferry Service will cease operations out of Beaufort and Harkers Island for Friday and Saturday. Reservations at Great Island and Long Point Cabin Camps are cancelled for Friday. Visitors with reservations should be monitoring the weather conditions. Reservations cancelled due to weather will be issued a full refund.

According to Superintendent Pat Kenney, "Our decision is being made to ensure public safety." The National Park Service staff will be monitoring ongoing developments with Tropical Storm Hermine and will post updates as needed on the park website at and via Facebook and Twitter at

Last updated: September 1, 2016

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