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
857 PM EDT TUE SEP 27 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS FOR
WEDNESDAY...

.LONG PERIOD EASTERLY SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE NORTH
CAROLINA COAST CREATING FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS TO OCCUR.

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857 PM EDT TUE SEP 27 2016

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

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
  WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATION...BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE STRONGEST RIP CURRENTS USUALLY OCCUR
  WITHIN A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH OCCURS AROUND NOON
  ON WEDNESDAY.

* SURF HEIGHT...2 TO 4 FEET

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. 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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