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Hermine warning canceled; NYC beaches remain closed Tuesday due to strong rip currents

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NEW YORK — Hermine warnings for all areas have been canceled but New York City beaches remain closed Tuesday due to “life-threatening” rip currents caused by the post-tropical storm, officials said.

Beaches will be closed to swimming, bathing and surfing Tuesday, according to NYC Parks and Recreation Department. The ban had been in place since Sunday, when Hermine was expected to hit the tri-state with heavy rain and wind.

Though Hermine’s track had shifted away from the East Coast by Monday morning, the choppy waves and strong winds were still felt near coastal towns on Long Island and the Jersey Shore.

A passenger on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas posted a video on social media showing a tumultuous  ride through the Atlantic Ocean. the cruise ship had left Bayonne, New Jersey on Sunday and was heading to Bermuda. Many of the passengers reportedly got sea sick while it made its way through the rough waves.

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