Rip currents make going into ocean this week 'not worth the risk'
While Hurricane Larry isn't expected to affect North Carolina directly, the system is expected to cause an increasing rip current threat at the coast by the end of the week.
CLEAN WATER FOR LESS. >>> WE ARE TRACKING HURRICANE LARRY TONIGHT, TRACKING JUST I THINK THE BIGGER THREAT IS MOSQUITOES THAT COULD TOTE YOU OFF. >>> BEACHES ARE BRACING FOR THE INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS DUE TO HURRICANE LARRY. WE HAVE THE WORDS OF WARNING FOR ANYONE AT THE COAST THIS WEEKEND. >> Reporter: HURRICANE LARRY IS NOT EXPECTED TO HIT NORTH CAROLINA DIRECTLY BUT STILL WILL HAVE AN IMPACT HERE. >> WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE RIP CURRENTS AND IT'S NOT WORTH THE RISK. >> Reporter: HURRICANE LARRY IS EXPECTED TO SEND A WAVE OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE BEACHES, INCLUDING HANOVER COUNTY. >> WITH THE CROWD OUT THIS WEEKEND, YOU'LL HAVE MORE RESCUES. >> Reporter: THE CROWDS OF PEOPLE THAT FLOCKED TO THE BEACHES FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND HAS DRIVEN WATER RESCUES UP. >> WE'LL HAVE ACTIVITY GOING ON, AND WITHOUT QUESTION WE'LL BE FLYING RED FLAGS OUT HERE, KNOWING THERE'S A HURRICANE RIGHT OFF THE COAST. >> Reporter: IF YOU COME TO THE BEACH, STAY IN VIEW OF A LIFEGUARD STAND. THE SAFEST THING IS TO KEEP OUT OF THE WATER ALTOGETHER. >> I THINK IT WILL BE BE VERY