In anticipation of Hurricane Lane, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument will close the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 22, to allow staff time to prepare for heavy winds and rain.
The park will remain closed until further notice.
The U.S. Navy has already suspended boat operations, and there will be no USS Arizona Memorial program offered all day long.
The visitor center, museums, bookstore, and snack shop will be open to the public between the hours of 7 a.m. and noon. Following these limited hours, the visitor center and parking lots will be closed, and visitors and vehicles must vacate.
“We apologize for the inconvenience of this closure, but it is necessary for visitor, staff, and park protection. We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so,” the National Park Service said in a statement.