High Risk of Weekend Rip Currents

Beaches in New Jersey are restricting swimmers because of strong rip currents

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Friday, Sep 7, 2012  |  Updated 6:49 PM EDT
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High waves and strong rip currents were reported at the Jersey Shore on Friday and the conditions are expected to get worse. NBC10's Ted Greenberg reports.

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High waves and strong rip currents were reported at the Jersey Shore on Friday and the conditions are expected to get worse. NBC10's Ted Greenberg reports.

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Wave heights are building and strong rip currents are being reported at New Jersey beaches. This is the result of swells from Tropical Storm Leslie which is creating dangerous water conditions throughout the East Coast.

The risk on Friday is considered moderate, but it's expected to escalate to a high risk of rip currents on Saturday and Sunday.

Atlantic City Beach Patrol tells NBC10 they have restricted swimmers from going in the water past their ankles. The Ocean City Beach Patrol is allowing people in the water up to their knees.

Restrictions vary at each beach and swimmers should check with their local beach patrol before heading in the water this weekend.

People are being urged to stay out of the water at beaches that are unguarded. 

 


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