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Padre Island National Seashore reopens Sunday afternoon to visitors

South Beach will remain closed to vehicle access due to predicted flooding, officials say

CORPUS CHRISTI, TexasUpdate:

Padre Island National Seashore is reopening to visitors at noon on Sunday, according to officials.

South Beach will remain closed to vehicle access due to predicted flooding from the two large tropical storms in the Gulf of Mexico, PINS officials said.

Bird Island Boat Ramp and Malaquite Beach will be open to the public as well. However, the seashore reopenings are subject to change due to the storms in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Please be aware that the storm situation in the Gulf of Mexico is very uncertain and park operations this week could change with minimal warning if the track of either storm shifts to the west,” officials said in a statement.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

Original:

Padre Island National Seashore will close at 8 a.m. Sunday out of precaution for Tropical Storm Marco.

The access road to the North Beach/Sticks area will stay open until Sunday afternoon, officials said. In case the storm affects the area, the closure will remain in effect until conditions improve.

It’s currently unknown if the storm will affect the Texas Coast.

Tropical Storm Marco formed Friday night in the northwestern Caribbean and is the thirteenth-named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

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