Remnant of Tropical Storm Beryl dissipates after Dominica

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Tropical Storm Chris has prompted warnings to swimmers and surfers in SC.

The storm still had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) late Sunday afternoon.

Many North Carolina beaches were closed to swimming on Monday due to heavy surf and risky rip currents, according to a statement from the governor's office.

Hurricane Chris is churning off the Carolina Coast and strengthening.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named storm, was expected to dump heavy rain on the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend. The storm crossed directly over the island, which is still rebuilding more than nine months after Hurricane Maria hit as a Category 5 storm and killed dozens of people.

Tropical Storm Beryl disintegrated after rushing over Dominica and into the eastern Caribbean overnight.

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The official death count from the hurricane is 64, but a study by Harvard University and Puerto Rico's Carlos Albizu University estimated there were as many as 4,645 hurricane-related deaths, many of them attributable to the collapse of the electric power grid. Despite no longer being a tropical storm, gusty winds and heavy rain will be possible in Puerto Rico Monday and near The Bahamas by Tuesday.

Jaime Ruiz, a 54-year-old corrections officer who lives nearby, said Monday's storm was disrupting efforts to rebuild his home that was heavily damaged by Maria.

Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit warned people to stay alert and respect an island-wide curfew to remain indoors.

Marshall Alexander, with Dominica's Meteorological Service, told The Associated Press that no landslides or widespread flooding have been reported.

A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Chris spinning off the U.S. East Coast on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Forecasters say the storm's remnants are expected to produce 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 centimeters) of rain, with up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) in isolated areas. He also urged people without sturdy roofs to move in with relatives or one of 24 government shelters that have opened. Chris is centered about 315 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.

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