Shore braces for another round of heavy rain

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Shore braces for another round of heavy rain. Trish Hartman reports during Action News at 4pm on July 28, 2017. (WPVI)

The New Jersey shore is bracing for another round of heavy rain.

With two to four inches of rain expected and wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour Friday night into Saturday, some beach-goers were packing up.

The Robersons, from Maryland, were soaking up the last bit of sun before their week-long shore vacation ends - and the storm rolls in.

"Building huge sand castles, and like my mom said, digging holes to China," said Nate Roberson.

"That's what we hear, it's going to be nasty, so we timed it right," said Shirley Roberson.

After 15 beaches were closed this week due to high bacteria levels, blamed on heavy rain, some visitors couldn't enjoy the ocean like they planned.

"It smelled like deviled eggs, like rotten eggs out there the other day," said Angelo Hardy of Wilkes-Barre.

But some visitors say they planned to stay the weekend - and they're doing just that.

"We were dreading it because we booked this a couple months ahead of time. We couldn't cancel or anything but thank God the weather looks like it's going to hold up today," said Joe Kakich of Poughkeepsie, NY.

In Margate, where streets are known to flood, the owner of Nix Salon has a plan in place - but still hopes she won't have to cancel her appointments for Saturday.

"I try to lift as much furniture as we can off the floor, move all the pillows and take all the equipment and hair dryers and put them on top of the stations," said owner Maria DePhillipo.

Atlantic County officials say this type of coastal storm usually comes around in the fall, when fewer people are here.

They're encouraging people who are in flood-prone areas to move their cars, secure any loose outdoor items, and pay attention to the forecast.

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