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Tropical Storm Beryl Makes Landfall, Affects Holiday Travel

Tropical storm Beryl is bringing in storm warnings, heavy winds and rain and the southeast is bracing for a super-soaked Memorial Day.
JACKSONVILLE, FL. -- Hurricane season starts this Friday, but we're already seeing a storm brewing on the East coast.

This could affect travel plans for you or loved ones this holiday weekend.

Tropical storm Beryl is bringing in storm warnings, heavy winds and rain and the southeast is bracing for a super-soaked memorial day.

Beryl picked up strength and speed Sunday, and made landfall that night in Jacksonville, Florida. It carried 70 mph winds.

A storm warning remained in effect for the southeastern coast --  a prime  weekend vacation spot for many families.

A few have decided to leave early because of the storm. Beaches closed on Tybee Island, Georgia.

On Saturday, lifeguards there conducted 48 rescues.

In Florida, Jacksonville's mayor warned residents and memorial day weekend visitors to be prepared.

"I know it's a holiday, I know it's a time for celebration to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice who have served our country, but I so want to make sure it's about safety," said Alvin Brown, Jacksonville mayor.

Strong winds, heavy rain and flooding are still a concern from Orlando, Florida to just south of Charleston, South Carolina.

"With the increased risk of rip currents we're urging everyone to stay out of the water, I'm encouraging everyone to stay out of the water, that's very important," Brown said.

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