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Barrier islands closed ahead of possible tropical conditions

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The National Park Service has closed Mississippi’s barrier islands to the public ahead of possible tropical storm conditions later this week.

East and West Ship, Horn, Cat, Petit Bois, and West Petit Bois Islands are all closed. All visitors currently on the island are being asked to leave.

"With tropical conditions possibly taking aim at the coast, we have to begin now in order to safeguard human life," said park Superintendent Daniel Brown. "Right now, we have to close the park for the safety of our visitors and our employees."

The Davis Bayou area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore will remain open for the time being, but that could change if conditions deteriorate.

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