FIRE ISLAND - Officials and lifeguards are urging beach goers to use caution this weekend if they plan on going in the water. For the past few days, the water has been off-limits for swimmers, but lifeguards let bathers back into the sea today. They say swimmers should take the wild surf seriously and stay within the lifeguards' view. Lifeguards say the surf has been getting stronger and stronger, with the peak of it expected on Sunday.
Hurricane Leslie already affecting Long Island beaches