Lifeguards return to NC Outer Banks after Hermine


MANTEO, NC (AP) — The National Park Service has reopened visitor centers and campgrounds along North Carolina’s Outer Banks closed as Tropical Storm Hermine moved through the area.

Officials said in a press release that lifeguards also returned to duty on beaches Sunday, but visitors need to be careful because the storm is still causing rip currents at the barrier island.

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Hermine moved through eastern North Carolina on Saturday. The worst weather came on the back side of the storm as winds gusted to 60 mph and several feet of water from the sound flooded parts of Hatteras Island.

Also Sunday, Gov. Pat McCrory visited farmers in Washington and Tyrrell counties, promising to get them any help they needed for damaged crops.

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