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article imageExtremely dangerous T.S. Hermine churns up Atlantic Coast

By Karen Graham     Sep 3, 2016 in Environment
Even though Hurricane Hermine has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm status, it is still a life-threatening and extremely dangerous storm. The entire Atlantic coastline from Georgia to Connecticut is under a tropical storm warning.
The National Hurricane Center's 11:00 a.m. advisory shows that Tropical Storm Hermine is just off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks and moving east-northeast at 15 mph. The storm has lost its tropical characteristics and is gaining strength.
By Sunday, Post-Tropical Storm Hermine will have again reached hurricane status and will be meandering off the Delmarva Peninsula as it slows down and makes its way northward, Damaging winds, beach erosion and flooding are all very high probabilities as this storm tracks northward.
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The storm churned through the Carolinas on Friday and early Saturday, leaving behind it downed trees and power outages as it moved toward the Hampton Roads of Virginia. With the expected strengthening to hurricane status again, the East Coast can expect heavy rains and flooding. There is a flash-flood advisory in effect in North and South Carolina.
The Washington Post and other news sites are strongly advising people against visiting beaches in Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, or Maryland. In New York, beaches are closed on Sunday, and Maryland has already declared a state of emergency.
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Labor Day will be a washout for beach goers
The best advice for everyone is to stay away from the beaches this weekend. This storm is extremely dangerous and as Weather Channel expert Bryan Norcross says on a Facebook post, Hermine could become a "freak show" storm when it hits the warmer than usual waters off the Delmarva and New Jersey coasts.
Norcross adds, "The fact that this is Labor Day weekend makes it even more dangerous. The storm may disrupt travel in untold ways, and people may have to leave locations threatened by rising water." Bottom Line, folks, stay safe this weekend.
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