Fort Pulaski still recovering after Hurricane Matthew

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Officials say they’re not certain when Fort Pulaski will reopen to the public after Hurricane Matthew roared past the national monument two weeks ago.

Fort Pulaski National Monument Superintendent Melissa Memory said that damage “was pretty devastating.”

Images after the storm showed floodwaters surrounding the fort, swallowing trees in the distance.

Memory tells The Savannah Morning News that no one really expected the damage to be as bad as it was.

Fort Pulaski, which is maintained by the National Park Service on Cockspur Island, was one of 10 parks damaged by the storm in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Another six parks were heavily damaged in North Carolina.

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