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Vacationers, locals brace for Henri’s influence

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) — These dwelling and vacationing down the Jersey Shore are bracing for harmful situations. In Ocean Metropolis, Henri might have washed away any hopes of seeing the solar.

However it didn’t cease individuals from hitting the boardwalk.

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“I’m shocked as a result of it makes me really feel good that I’m not the one loopy one,” Scott Patterson mentioned. 

And what about hitting the seashore?

“It’s fairly enjoyable,” Kelly Brennan mentioned. “Bought some enjoyable waves earlier than the massive swell is available in tomorrow.”

The storm is predicted to carry heavy rain and excessive winds with the potential of flash flooding all through Sunday night.

Surfers say they’re profiting from Henri’s results on the water.

“I do know it’s going up the coast and it’s going to hit New England,” Brennan mentioned. “I do know it’s going to ship us waves, however like good waves.”

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Cole Wilkinson, a beachgoer, informed CBS3 he’s been bodyboarding and browsing.

And whereas surfers are catching waves, households just like the Roberts are having fun with the view

“I don’t actually watch the climate that a lot and we already had our trip deliberate to come back right here,” Rob Roberts mentioned. “Now we walked down the boardwalk and noticed surfers and we determined to look at them surf.”

However for companies alongside the shore, wet days have ruined gross sales.

“When it rains like this it kinda simply crushed the day,” Gage Fox, the supervisor of George’s Seashore, mentioned. “It’s a rainout, this crowd is nothing, it’s not what you’d anticipate on an everyday Saturday particularly.”

Fox says they’ve been monitoring the storm they usually hope the solar shines sooner relatively than later. 

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“They’re making an attempt to combat the rain however ultimately your spirit simply will get crushed when the rain simply gained’t let up which it most likely gained’t for the remainder of the evening,” he mentioned.

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