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

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
318 AM EDT SUN JUN 25 2017

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR AREA BEACHES FROM SURF
CITY TO CAPE HATTERAS...

.LINGERING SOUTHEASTERLY SWELL COMBINED WITH SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS
AND HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES WILL CREATE A HIGH THREAT OF RIP
CURRENTS AGAIN TODAY FOR AREA BEACHES FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE
HATTERAS.

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318 AM EDT SUN JUN 25 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE HATTERAS.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS TO OCCUR IS A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE,
  WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 3 PM TODAY.

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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