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Northeastern US Threatened With Dangerous Surf as Hermine Lingers

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Beachgoers stand at the edge of the water in Bridgehampton, N.Y, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.

Beachgoers stand at the edge of the water in Bridgehampton, N.Y, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.

A storm that was the first hurricane to hit the southeastern U.S. state of Florida in more than a decade is still causing problems along the country's northeastern coastline.

Forecasters said the remnants of Hurricane Hermine posed little threat of heavy rainfall to Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, but was still causing potentially life-threatening surf conditions along the coastline. They also warned that the large waves could erode beaches.

Those conditions will interrupt plans for Monday's Labor Day holiday that serves as an informal end to the summer vacation season.

The National Hurricane Center does not expect the storm to make landfall in the northeastern U.S. Forecasters said it would remain near hurricane strength Monday as it drifted north, then is expected to weaken as it makes a turn to the northeast and out to sea.

Hermine was responsible for one death in Florida and another in North Carolina.

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