The park began preparations last week for the arrival of Hurricane Earl and yesterday put ICS into effect (Lloyd Morris, IC). The Hurrican Hole storm mooring was opened to registered boat owners, who began putting their boats on the storm moorings on Saturday (the park can accommodate over 110 large boats in this area). Park generators have been filled with fuel, vehicles fueled, supplies purchased, and other ‘to do’ list items completed. Resource management boats have been pulled out, tied down to trailers, and placed in the park’s hurricane storage area in Cruz Bay. The park and its offices will be closed today so that people can stay at home and ride out the storm. Employees residing in park housing that the IC determines are essential will man phones, watch the weather, attend Virgin Islands emergency management meetings, and ride out the storm in their government housing units. On Tuesday, staff will report for duty. Monitoring of the next tropical system will immediately begin.