Still-strong Hermine stirs up surf

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MIAMI (AP) - Hermine is nearing hurricane strength again, as it moves away from the mid-Atlantic coast.

The National Hurricane Center says Hermine's winds are now up to 70 miles per hour. At 11 a.m., Eastern time, the post-tropical cyclone was centered about 300 miles east of Ocean City, Maryland, moving toward the east-northeast at 10 mph.

As it spins away from the mid-Atlantic coast, the threat of high winds and heavy rain is diminishing. But the cyclone continues to churn up dangerous waves and currents along the beaches on the last long holiday weekend of summer.

Since it moved ashore along Florida's northern Gulf coast early Friday, Hermine has already caused two deaths, damaged properties and left hundreds of thousands without electricity from Florida to Virginia.

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