September 17, 2010 - Igor's Effects on the East Coast

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

Hurricane Igor may be directly affecting Bermuda, but indirect effects will be felt here in the Commonwealth - read all about it in today's blog!

Hurricane Igor is set to attack Bermuda during the weekend, but this monstrous storm will be felt across the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Swells and rough surf will affect portions of the Antilles, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and other islands in the region during the next couple of days. In addition, rough surf and dangerous rip currents will be apparent along the entire eastern seaboard.

Several National Weather Service offices have issued advisories in response to this threat. Rip current statements have been issued in the Outer Banks, and High Surf Advisories have been issued for portions of Long Island.

This is the last weekend of Summer 2010 and many of us will be tempted to hit the beaches - especially with sunny skies on tap for the weekend. Igor is far offshore, but keep in mind that rough surf and rip currents are likely across most US beaches on the eastern seaboard this weekend. It's best to stay out of the water, but if you go in, make sure you know what to do if you get caught in a rip current!

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