City of North Myrtle Beach closes beach to swimmers

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The City of North Myrtle Beach put out a press release as of 3 p.m. Thursday closing all North Myrtle Beach beaches to swimmers.

The press release reads:

 Double Red Flag conditions are in place for the beach areas of the City of North Myrtle Beach.

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A Double Red Flag means the water is closed to the public.

The National Weather Service has issued a storm surge warning for the area due to the danger of life-threatening flooding. The NMB Ocean Rescue Team says dangerous currents are already affecting the area and beach erosion is likely. 

For more information about NMB Ocean Rescue click here.

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