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NPS Incident Management Team Hurricane Florence September 26 Update

Looking down the beach at the edge of the dunes at a line of wooden cabins. The cabin in the forefront missing roof shingles and outside wood.
Cabins at Great Island damaged by Hurricane Florence

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News Release Date: September 26, 2018

Contact: Incident Information Officer

Harkers Island, N.C. – The National Park Service Incident Management Team (IMT) is responding to national parks impacted by Hurricane Florence. At this time, 84 National Park Service employees from 34 parks and 18 states and the District of Columbia are assigned to the incident. The public should not enter closed areas of parks until stabilization and restoration efforts are complete.

Cape Lookout National Seashore – CLOSED

  • The Beaufort Visitor Information Center will reopen on Thursday, September 27.

  • All other visitor facilities and services remain closed; a reopening schedule is not available at this time.

  • Repairs of the Harkers Island Visitor Center Harbor docks continue.

  • Staff have identified two miles of the Back Island Sand Road on North Core Banks which will need to be rerouted.

  • Staff continue to survey and flag the Back Island Sand Road on South Core Banks.

  • Crews continue to remove debris at Great Island.

  • Reservations for Long Point Cabins have been canceled for the remainder of the season.

  • Reservations for the Great Island Cabins have been canceled through October 25.

    • Cancellations may be extended depending on the results of full assessments. An update will be provided once assessments are complete.

                                                            
Moores Creek National Battlefield – CLOSED

  • Flood waters continue to recede (approximately 1 foot), however over 50% of the park remains flooded.

  • Debris removal from visitor center parking lot and entrance road has been completed, additional work in administrative areas will continue until water recedes from public areas.

  • Formal assessments and stabilization cannot begin until water recedes.

  • A reopening schedule is not available at this time.

 

-NPS-



Last updated: September 26, 2018

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