City orders beaches closed as Dorian approaches; coastal warnings issued for Brooklyn, Staten Island, parts of Queens
The city is closing its beaches Friday and Saturday as Hurricane Dorian bears down on the east coast.
Dorian, which killed at least 20 people in the Bahamas and hit the Carolinas Thursday, could cause rip currents and possible ocean swells of up to 10 feet along New York City shorelines, officials said Thursday.
“Due to dangerous conditions from Hurricane Dorian, it is not safe to allow people in the water,” city officials announced in a tweet Thursday night.
BREAKING: We’re expecting dangerous rip currents and 10 foot swells from Hurricane Dorian. For New Yorkers' safety, we're CLOSING all city beaches to swimming and surfing starting Friday through Saturday, September 7th.
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