Missing Hurricane Irene already? Sorry. Hurricane Katia, which is slowly moving its way toward Bermuda, won’t likely hit the Hamptons—or even make landfall on the East Coast of the United States.
“The core of Katia is expected to move over the western Atlantic between Bermuda and the East Coast of the United States,” the National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Katia has weakened after reaching Category 4 status on Labor Day but remains a powerful Category 3 storm. So although it is not expected to reach Long Island and wreak the havoc of Hurricane Irene, Katia’s impact may still be felt. The massive waves that have been crashing on the Caribbean could well find their way here, to the delight of surfers on the East End, but beachgoers in the Hamptons will need to be wary of dangerous rip currents and prepare for heavy winds. Katia is already bringing some dangerous surf to the coast of Florida that has lifeguards on full alert. The 2011 Hurricane Season lasts until November 30.