Sorry, I had to be so direct and to the point, but there are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS rip currents happening in the Atlantic Ocean....And people are dying!!!

And this is all because of Hurricane Maria....Granted, she is over 500 miles away from us, but her effects are still being felt here along the Jersey Shore.

Point Pleasant, Seaside Park, and Long Branch, all had deaths this weekend because strong currents pulled swimmers out to sea.

Regardless of how good a swimmer you might think you are, the Ocean is stronger!! Plain and simple.

According to our very own Meteorologist Dan Zarrow:
 With Hurricane Maria passing close to the Jersey Shore, the risk for rip currents and rough surf will continue through at least Thursday, and possibly longer. Until then, there really is no good reason to go in the ocean beyond your ankles