Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
520 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

NCZ106-108-SCZ056-210000-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0003.140420T1200Z-140421T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
520 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...COASTAL PENDER...NEW HANOVER...AND GEORGETOWN COUNTIES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS HAVE COMBINED TO
  PRODUCE A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK FOR COASTAL PENDER...NEW
  HANOVER...AND GEORGETOWN COUNTIES. A MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK
  CAN BE EXPECTED FOR COASTAL HORRY COUNTY FROM MYRTLE BEACH
  SOUTH.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 6 FEET.

* OTHER HAZARDS...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PREVAIL ON SUNDAY
  WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 25 KTS AND HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE.
  HIGH WINDS WILL CREATE ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY
ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS. RIP CURRENTS CAN BE
PARTICULARITY STRONG AROUND TIME OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL BE
AROUND 6 PM.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM





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