Thursday, November 3, 2016
Wilmington Historic Sites Weathering Hurricane Matthew
From the October 24, 2016, Wilmington (NC) Star-News " Cape Fear historical landmarks weather the storm" by Hanna Dela Court.
MOORE CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD --Pender County.
Closed October 7, before Matthew struck and is still closed because much of the park is still under water. However, the water has dropped about 3 1/2 feet over the last couple days. Even so, about 2/3 remains flooded.
The park has six monuments and five are still under water. Some of the lowest spots are believed to be under eight feet of water.
The park is expected to be closed for awhile.
BRUNSWICK TOWN/ FORT ANDERSON STATE HISTORIC SITE, Brunswick County.
Flooding was minimal and has been open normal hours since October 11. It lost a few feet of waterfront.