Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
755 PM EDT MON OCT 16 2017

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS THROUGH
TUESDAY...

.LINGERING SWELL COMBINED WITH STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL LEAD
TO A HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TUESDAY.

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755 PM EDT MON OCT 16 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATIONS...NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS.

* TIMING AND TIDES...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE MOST PREVALENT A
  FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 1230
  PM TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT.
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE
CURRENT, SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL
OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND
CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

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