Hurricane Frances puts damper on plans for Jersey Shore visitors
Hurricane Frances is putting a damper on visitors' plans to enjoy Labor Day weekend at the Jersey Shore.
As the storm makes its way up the Atlantic Coast, beachgoers saw its effects in the rough waters. In Point Pleasant, a caution flag was up Saturday and only experienced surfers were allowed in the waters in Belmar. At the entrances to most beaches, people found a guide to help them in case they get caught in a rip current. One lifeguard says the best thing to do if caught is to swim parallel to the shore, try to get out of the current and signal for help.
The National Weather Service issued a warning for rip currents along New Jersey and Delaware's coastlines. Experts say the rip tides will continue to be a problem Sunday and Monday.