Beryl Threatens Georgia Coast

    This image provided by NASA shows Subtropical Storm Beryl along the South Carolina Georgia coastlines. The image was acquired Friday May 25, 2012 at 11:30 p.m. EDT. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Southeast coast from north Florida to South Carolina as a cluster of thunderstorms was gathering strength Friday night and expected to become Tropical Storm Beryl over the Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service said that the storm's maximum sustained winds were at 45 mph. But they are expected to increase as the storm moves over the waters of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/NASA)

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    Residents along the coast of Georgia are preparing Sunday for the approach of subtropical storm Beryl. Campers were warned to leave a barrier island, and a jazz festival was canceled in Jacksonville, Fla., in preparation for the expected inclement weather. While Beryl has not been classified as a tropical storm, storm warnings are in effect along the Georgia coast, and sustained winds of up to 45 miles per hour are anticipated when the storm makes landfall late Sunday or early Monday. Beach-goers hoping to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend were asked to leave a beach near Savannah after 48 people needed to be plucked from the water after being towed out by dangerous currents.

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