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NYC beaches to remain closed Monday amid dangerous Hermine rip currents

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that all New York City beaches will be closed Monday as Tropical Storm Hermine makes its way north.

"Even though the current track shows the storm moving further east, Hermine is still a factor, and New Yorkers should continue to be prepared,” said Mayor de Blasio.

Beaches were closed Sunday for swimming, surfing and bathing as the city prepared for possible effects of Hermine including coastal flooding, high winds and rain.

The National Weather Service forecasts sustained winds of 20-30 mph with the potential of up to 40 mph gusts beginning Sunday evening.

“My number one concern is the dangerous rip currents we are going to experience," said de Blasio. "We are reminding people to refrain from going into the water. Even though the forecast has improved, the waters will still be extremely dangerous.”

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect in New York City until further notice.