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
821 PM EDT MON MAY 30 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS TUESDAY...

.CONTINUED SOUTHEAST SWELL FROM THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM
BONNIE WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TUESDAY.

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821 PM EDT MON MAY 30 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING.

* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...LOW TIDE AROUND 900 AM TUESDAY. HIGHEST
  THREAT EXPECTED A FEW HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER LOW TIDE.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 POSTED NEAR BEACH ACCESS
POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

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...SINCE IT CAN
EXHAUST AND EVEN KILL THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

&&

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821 PM EDT MON MAY 30 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT HAS EXPIRED...

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