Strong rip currents to keep NYC beaches closed

While the city might not have gotten the full brunt of Hermine, Coney Island is still feeling the effects of the storm. A red flag was flying at the beach, reminding beachgoers not to venture in the

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2016, 3:42 AM

Updated 2,817 days ago

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Strong rip currents to keep NYC beaches closed
While the city might not have gotten the full brunt of Hermine, Coney Island is still feeling the effects of the storm.
A red flag was flying at the beach, reminding beachgoers not to venture in the water. 
Mayor Bill de Blasio kept all city beaches closed on Monday due to the potential for life-threatening rip currents from Hermine.
Officials also warned residents about possible coastal flooding, high surf and strong winds.
Parks Department officials patrolled the beach and lifeguards roped off the water to make sure everyone was safe.
New York City officials have extended beach closures beyond Labor Day, citing continued deadly rip currents caused by storm system Hermine.
City parks officials say beaches will also be closed to swimming, bathing and surfing on Tuesday.


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