Remnants of Hermine felt on East Coast

The storm continues to cause problems ranging from beach erosion to coastal flooding and rip currents.
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Hermine is slowly dying off the East Coast, but the storm continues to cause problems ranging from beach erosion to coastal flooding and rip currents.

The Weather Channel said this morning that the winds from Hermine, now a post-tropical cyclone, are expected to subside, but near the coast there could continue to be gusts as high as 50 mph throughout the day today.

The Weather Channel said Hermine is expected to move a bit closer to the coast today and could boost its capacity to generate waves.

The Weather Channel said tropical storm warnings are in effect from the coast of Long Island from Fire Island Inlet to Port Jefferson Harbor, New Haven, Conn., to Sagamore Beach, Mass., Block Island (R.I.), and for the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

On Wednesday night and into Thursday, Hermine should pull away from the coast, the station said.

On Monday, Hermine's position southeast of Nantucket created 20-foot waves and wind gusts of as much as 50 kph about 55 miles southeast of the island, Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass., told the Associated Press.

The Boston Globe reported that ferries were canceled and swimmers were urged to get out of the water. Sustained winds had reached 39 miles per hour on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket by early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, reaching the threshold for tropical storm force.

Wind gusts of 58 mph were recorded at 11:23 a.m. on Nantucket, 59 mph on Aquinnah at 3:52 p.m., and 53 mph in Edgartown at 1:02 p.m. and Falmouth at 4:19 p.m., the weather service said.

Nationwide the storm caused three deaths, inflicted widespread property damage and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people from Florida to Virginia, the Associated Press reported.

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