Fort Pulaski closing Monday until after Idalia passes

Published: Aug. 28, 2023 at 12:13 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 28, 2023 at 5:06 PM EDT
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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Fort Pulaski National Monument will close at noon on Monday, Aug. 28, to finish any preparations for any impacts from Idalia.

According to the National Park Service, the park will remain closed until after the storm has passed and any potential damage has been assessed.

As the national monument closed, they lowered the flag from the iconic historic site.

Visitor Services Manager Joel Cadoff says they also protected windows on cultural buildings, elevated equipment and moved some things to Hunter Army Airfield.

While the largest effects from Idalia are expected on Wednesday, Cadoff says it’s important they get a head start.

“Fortunately we have a lot of experience with storms here in Fort Pulaski and we really just want to get on top of things to make sure that have enough time to make sure our staff can get home and make their own preparations,” Cadoff says.

Please monitor the progress of the storm at and any changes in park operations at our website at and our Facebook page