>> Hermine lurking 300 miles off the coast of Long Island, New York Monday. Too far to cause the severe property damage some had predicted, but close enough to churn up a menacing surf spoiling, Labor Day weekend plans for many swimmers and boaters. Once a hurricane, Hermine has dwindled to a post tropical cyclone.
I'm Lisa Bernhardt in New York. Downtown subway stations, once damaged badly in hurricane Sandy back in 2012, now brace or the worst. But, with the potential for damage having petered out, they'll likely serve more to frustrate holiday travelers. Hermine headed north after a bruising few days in the south, causing two deaths, destroying homes, and downing power lines from Florida to the Carolinas.
But so far, it's mostly served to frustrate business owners further up the coast, with many closing up shop, expecting the worst.>> Some of us didn't open, and you got, you say tropical storm or anything like thereof, and it's most shut down cuz they don't wanna be here.
>> Still, up to to two inches of rain is expected in Southern New England on Monday, with the storm meandering slowly up to the Mid-Atlantic region before weakening further Monday night.