Swells, erosion expected in Carolinas from Igor

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Coast Guard is warning boaters along the Carolinas coast to take care during the next few days as powerful Hurricane Igor passes at sea.

The storm with 120 mph winds will stay well offshore, but it's expected to send large swells toward the coast. A hurricane watch is in effect for Bermuda.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington says navigation along inlets along the North Carolina coast is hazardous. The Coast Guard is also warning of rip currents along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts.

The Coast Guard says boaters should check conditions before they head out to sea.

At Folly Beach County Park near Charleston, officials are worried the high surf could send water across the parking lot. Swells from Hurricane Earl caused extensive erosion earlier this month.

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