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Aug 9, 2019 10:13 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Plans To 'Storm' Camp Hero Shut Down By State

Aug 9, 2019 11:08 AM

Dozens of people’s Facebook plans to “storm” Camp Hero on Saturday, August 10, from 5 to 10 p.m. have been shut down by the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

On August 7, the creators of the Facebook page, who own Surf & Slide, a local clothing brand, received a letter from the state saying that their event, titled “Storm Camp Hero: The Truth Is In There,” is unauthorized.

The letter stated that the creators would be responsible and billed accordingly for any public safety rangers fees, state park police fees, and park staffing fees needed to mitigate any unlawful activity carried out by the group, as well as any damages incurred by the event.

“Under no circumstance can this event be held at Camp Hero State Park,” the letter read.

The event had been gaining significant momentum on Facebook with almost 40,000 views, following the creation of the “Storm Area 51: They Can’t Stop All of Us” Facebook event planned in Nevada for September 20.

The Storm Camp Hero page — which has now been taken down — had more than 190 people listed as “going” and more than 1,000 listed as “interested.” Cocktails were planned before and after the event at the Surf Lodge and the Memory Motel.

According to the page, everyone was set to meet at the gate in front of the radar tower, which is closed to the public.

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