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Rip current, debris risks persist even after Irma passes the Grand Strand

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Irma may be long gone, but her effects are still clear on the beaches of the Grand Strand.

ABC 15's Ashley Gooden hit the sand and surf in Surfside Beach on Tuesday.

While it was a sunny day, there was a high rip current risk and a strong surf.

A single red flag was flying in Surfside, which means swimmers are allowed in the water, but they are asked to use caution.

There were also a lot of things to be careful of when you're walking barefoot on the beach.

Beach officials say its important that beach-goers look out for glass objects that may have washed up.

Pipes and other debris are also a risk going forward.

Officials say other items may show up that were previously under the sand.

All in all, it was still a great time to be at the beach, so long as you remember to watch where you're stepping.

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