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Forecasters warn of US coast rip currents caused by Humberto

 

MIAMI: Beachgoers on the southeastern U.S. coast should be wary of potentially dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Humberto, the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday (Monday in Manila). On late Sunday, Humberto strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. By early Monday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (137 kph). The storm was about 760 miles (1,223 kilometers) west of Bermuda and moving northeast at 5 mph (8 kph). The US National Hurricane Center said Humberto will bring large swells to the northwestern Bahamas and southeastern US coast for several days. The National Weather Service issued advisories warning of high rip current risks through Monday evening at beaches from northeast Florida to North Carolina. Rip currents are narrow channels of water that move away from shore at high speed, posing a drowning threat to swimmers.

AP


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Today’s Front Page February 22, 2020

Today’s Front Page February 22, 2020