Storm Watch

An RV buried to its wheels in sand after a hurricane.

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Storms--whether a coastal storm, nor'easter, tropical storm, or hurricane--are a part of living along the coast. Storms can affect the park with overwash, erosion and closures. The park will issue news releases on the storm(s) and any possible impacts to the islands and park operations.

Before, during, and after a storm, please monitor this page as well as our social media account on Facebook and Twitter, and our Current Conditions page for information about park conditions.
 

Cape Lookout National Seashore Resumes Services Avoiding Hurricane Irma - Advisory #2

HARKERS ISLAND, NC -- Cape Lookout National Seashore will reopen the Light Station Visitor Center and public access to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Island Express Ferry Service, the park's authorized passenger ferry concessioner, will also resume service out of Beaufort, beginning at 8:30 A.M., and Harkers Island, beginning at 10:15 A.M. For additional information on passenger ferry service to Shackleford and South Core Banks, call Island Express Ferry Service at (252) 728-7433, or check the web at: www.islandexpressferryservices.com.


Cape Lookout National Seashore Keeps an Eye on Hurricane Irma - Advisory #1


HARKERS ISLAND, NC – Based on current weather models, Hurricane Irma is projected to track along the “spine” of Florida into northwest Georgia. The National Park Service is monitoring any potential changes the storm may make as it continues to move towards the United States. Cape Lookout National Seashore is currently outside of the area that will experience the effects of Hurricane Irma and will remain open to visitors through the weekend and into next week.

A storm front, unrelated to Irma, is forecast to bring high wind, extreme rip-tide and a small craft advisories to the area this weekend. As a result of the pending weather and the uncertainty of Irma’s path, the park will close the Light Station Visitor Center and stop public climbs of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, beginning at Noon on Saturday, September 9, 2017 until further notice.

Island Express Ferry Service, the park’s authorized passenger ferry concessioner, will also cease operations out of Beaufort and Harkers Island, beginning at 2:00 PM on Saturday, until further notice.

For more information on passenger ferry service to Shackleford and South Core Banks, call Island Express Ferry Service at (252) 728-7433, or check the web at: www.islandexpressferryservices.com.

The National Park Service staff will be monitoring ongoing developments with Hurricane Irma and will post updates as needed on the park website at www.nps.gov/calo and via Facebook.

Last updated: September 12, 2017

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