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Florida State Emergency Response Team
(850) 921-0384

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2006
CONTACT: Anthony De Luise, (850) 245-2112

State Parks Close in the Florida Keys

--Threat of Hurricane Ernesto closes facilities in Monroe County--

TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the closure of state parks in Monroe County, beginning Sunday, August 27th until further notice due to imminent weather conditions.

Closed parks in Monroe County include:

  • Bahia Honda State Park
    36850 Overseas Hwy.
    Big Pine Key, Florida 33043
  • Curry Hammock
    67400 Overseas Hwy
    PO Box 776
    Long Key, 33001
  • Indian Key Historic State Park
    P.O. Box 1052
    Islamorada, Florida 33036
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef
    P.O. Box 487
    Key Largo, FL 33037
  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
    P.O. Box 6560
    Key West, Florida 33041
  • Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park
    P.O. Box 1052
    Islamorada, Florida 33036
  • Long Key
    P.O. Box 776
    Long Key, FL 33001
  • Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
    P.O. Box 1052
    Islamorada, Florida 33036
  • Key Largo Hammock
    P.O. Box 487
    Key Largo, FL 33037

All DEP facilities in Monroe County will also be closed until further notice.

For more information, visit www.dep.state.fl.us  or www.floridadisaster.org.

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Last updated: August 28, 2006

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