August 28, 2017
Outer Banks Group Preparing for Severe Weather Event
forecasts indicate that there is a high likelihood that Potential Tropical
Cyclone Ten may bring sustained tropical storm force winds and heavy rainfall to
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore), Fort Raleigh National Historic Site,
and Wright Brothers National Memorial this evening and tomorrow.
Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds will close today at
5:00 pm. The campgrounds will reopen after park staff are able to conduct
post-storm safety assessments.
Swimming is not advisable while there is a high risk of rip currents. For a
daily rip current forecast go to http://www.weather.gov/beach/mhx.
For information on rip currents safety go to: http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov.
Beach access ramps remain open to off-road vehicles and pedestrians, but some
beach routes may become impassable during both high and low tide conditions.
Daily beach access ramp status updates are available on the Seashore Facebook
page at http://facebook.com/capehatterasns.
At this time, other than Seashore campgrounds, all visitor
services and facilities are expected to remain open. If visitor services need to
be altered due to this severe weather event, notifications will be made through
social media. Outer Banks Group social media links are listed below.
For more weather-related information, listen to NOAA weather radio, local radio,
and media for updates and advisories.
Hatteras National Seashore
Raleigh National Historic Site
Brothers National Memorial