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Hurricane Bill Leaves Behind High Tides, Little Damage

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A surfer rides the waves at Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York, Saturday. Beaches along the Eastern Seaboard were closed to swimmers due to rough surf caused by Hurricane Bill, but surfers were allowed to stay in the water. (AP)
A surfer rides the waves at Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York, Saturday. Beaches along the Eastern Seaboard were closed to swimmers due to rough surf caused by Hurricane Bill, but surfers were allowed to stay in the water. (AP)

Hurricane Bill has turned from a threat to a nuisance, keeping many beaches closed but causing little damage in Massachusetts.

President Obama delayed his arrival for a family vacation at Martha's Vineyard until mid-afternoon, when the storm had passed well to the east.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center lifted the tropical storm warning this morning for the Massachusetts' coastline, including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Peter Judge, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, says no deaths had been reported, and the biggest problems remained a strong rip current and high seas.

This program aired on August 23, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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