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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
809 PM EDT SAT JUL 22 2017

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS SUNDAY FOR BEACHES FROM RODANTHE
TO SURF CITY...

.A SOUTHEASTERLY SWELL COMBINED WITH GUSTY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS
AND HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES WILL CREATE A HIGH THREAT OF RIP
CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES FROM RODANTHE TO SURF CITY SUNDAY.

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809 PM EDT SAT JUL 22 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT
SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...RODANTHE TO SURF CITY.

* 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 1:45 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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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