Articles Tagged ‘Hurricane Bill’

LI Coast Guard Chief Disciplined Over Storm Outing

An officer at a Coast Guard station on eastern Long Island has been relieved of command after photos turned up on the Internet of two…

Hurricane Bill Closes Beaches

Many beaches around the New York City metropolitan area are closed to swimming Saturday because of rough surf generated by Hurricane Bill. At least one beach has been shut altogether as high waves submerged the sand.

State parks official George Gorman says roughly 10-foot waves and the morning high tide flooded the sand Saturday morning at Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island. The beach reopened for sunbathing at 1 p.m., but the choppy water remained off-limits.

Tropical Storm Warning For New England Area

A tropical storm warning was issued for the Massachusetts coast Saturday as waves from Hurricane Bill pounded Bermuda and people from Florida to New England braced for high surf and rip currents from the storm.

Bill continued to swirl over the open waters of the Atlantic as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said it could regain intensity over the weekend as its center passes between Bermuda and the eastern U.S. seaboard.