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Hurricane Isaias on Track to Affect
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Harkers Island, NC – Hurricane Isaias is forecast to be a potential threat to Cape Lookout National Seashore as current projections show the storm passing across or very near to the coast of Eastern North Carolina. Currently, Isaias has a land fall projected on the Outer Banks Monday afternoon as a CAT 1 Hurricane with winds around 80 mph. There is still a possibility that the track could shift east or west as the storm moves up the coast of the Southeastern United States.
--Cape Lookout National Seashore will close at 3 P.M. EDT on Saturday, August 1.
--The Harkers Island Visitor Center will close at Noon EDT on Saturday, August 1.
--The Keepers Quarters Museum is closed as of today.
--The Light Station Visitor Center (South Core Banks) will close at 3 P.M. EDT on Saturday, August 1.
--Island Express Ferry Service (IEFS) will run as normal from Harkers Island on Saturday (August 1), but will be closed Sunday, August 2. IEFS’s service from Beaufort is closed as of today, through at least Tuesday. Call Island Express Ferry Service for more information, 252-728-7433.
--Great Island Cabin Camp will close at 10 A.M. EDT on Saturday, August 1.
--Reservations at Great Island Cabin Camp are cancelled from Saturday (August 1) through Friday (August 7), with additional closure beyond this timeframe pending the storm’s arrival and impacts.
--Visitors with upcoming reservations should monitor the weather conditions. Cancelled reservations due to weather will be issued a full refund at www.recreation.gov, or call (877) 444-6777.
--Visitors with vehicle ferry reservations may call their respective ferry for more information regarding schedule and/or reservations at the following: For visitors heading to North Core Banks - Morris Marina (Atlantic, NC; (252) 225-4261), and for visitors heading to South Core Banks - Cape Lookout Cabins and Camps Ferry Service (Davis, NC; (252) 729-9751), or Davis Shore Ferry (Davis, NC; (252) 729-3474).
The National Park Service staff will be monitoring ongoing developments with Hurricane Isaias and will post updates or closures as needed on the park website at http://go.nps.gov/stormwatch, and via Facebook at http;//facebook.com/CapeLookoutNPS and Twitter at http://twitter.com/CapeLookoutNPS. For more storm information regarding the area: http://weather.gov/mhx/tropical