Hermine, ‘Far from Over,’ Continues to Batter Northeast
While surfers up and down the East Coast enjoyed the resultant waves, Hermine, now a 70 mph (113 km/h) post-tropical cyclone, continued along its destructive path.
The storm has moved much farther east than had been forecast earlier, which reduced the direct impact from the Mid-Atlantic coast New York City while increasing the impact along Long Island and coastal New England. The storm is “far from over,” according to officials at the National Hurricane Center, and its impact will be felt well beyond Labor Day.
Officials along the East Coast closed beaches to swimmers, shut down flood-prone roads, and canceled Labor Day holiday weekend concerts.
Meanwhile, New York City enjoyed a sunny, warm day with temperatures in the 70s (around 21° C) with light winds and gusts up to 25 mph (40 km/h).
Forecasters say that hazardous conditions will continue thru mid week, with the possibility of dangerous rip currents and surf with winds hitting 70 mph (113 km/h).
As of 5:50 p.m. EDT Sunday, tropical storm warnings continue to be in effect from northern North Carolina to Connecticut, including the Long Island Sound, while there are tropical storm watches for coastal Rhode Island and the Massachusetts coast including Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod.
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