Beryl, now a tropical storm, nears U.S. coast

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In South Carolina, Janice Keith with the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau said the office hadn’t fielded any calls from concerned tourists.

In Beaufort County, David Zeoli, emergency management deputy director, said officials were continuing to monitor the storm and encourage people to have a plan in case conditions get worse.

Mr. Zeoli said winds had kicked up in the area that includes Hilton Head Island, a popular golf and beach destination. “It’s just a wet day here,” he said.

Kelli Kennedy reported from Miami. Meg Kinnard contributed to this report from Columbia, S.C.

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