Hanna upgraded to Hurricane; Brings rip currents to NC beaches

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Submitted: Mon, 09/01/2008 - 8:06pm
Updated: Tue, 05/01/2012 - 1:57am

Red flags were flying at area beaches this Labor Day. Carolina Beach-goers experienced some intense rip currents. Lifeguards and Ocean Rescue expect the same conditions through the end of the week. The labor day holiday meant the beaches were a bit more crowded than usual, and lifeguards had to keep an extra eye out for those who decided to take a swim. Ocean Rescue Supervisor Gabe Galluppi said "If people want to come out to Carolina Beach I’d advise not going out past your knee, and if you do definitely swim near a lifeguard tower." There were two ocean rescues Monday morning in Carolina Beach. Everyone made it out of the water unharmed.

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