September 6, 2017
Contact: Steve Theus
Contact: Michael Seibert
FORT FREDERICA NATIONAL MONUMENT PRESS RELEASE
Release Date: Immediately
Contact: Michael Seibert, e-mail us, 912-638-3639
CLOSURE DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA
St. Simons Island, GA:
Based on the preparation needed to take place before the storm hits, the unpredictability of the storm, the strength and the potential for significant damage to health and property, tomorrow Fort Frederica National Monument will begin shut down procedures and will close September 7, 2017 at 5:00pm. Fort Frederica and Bloody Marsh units will close at 5:00pm and will remain closed until further notice. In addition, all administrative facilities will be closed.
Site Manager Steve Theus on the closing of Fort Frederica NM “It is paramount that we consider the safety of the visitors as well as the employees and their families. In an effort to give time for the securement of the Park’s facilities and to provide employees time to secure their families wellbeing the park will close. We will assess any damages after the storm passes and make a determination as to when we will be able to safely reopen.”
For further information on status of closure and details on when facilities may re-open call 912-638-3639x104, or visit our website at www.nps.gov/fofr or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortFredericaNPS/
For additional information/content on the event contact: Michael Seibert at Fort Frederica (Michael_Seibert @nps.gov)
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