N.J. lifeguards on high alert as Hurricane Chris churns up the Atlantic
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2017 was New Jersey's deadliest year on record for rip currents. Now, lifeguards fear the effects of a hurricane off the Jersey coast.

At first glance, it looked like an ideal beach day along the Jersey Shore on Wednesday, with the sky painted a pale blue, air temperatures in the 80s and a slight ocean breeze keeping the July beach-goers comfortable.

There was, however, a dangerous threat lurking leagues away, deep into the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Chris.



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