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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
509 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015


NCZ106-108-SCZ054-056-040000-
/O.CON.KILM.BH.S.0004.150703T1100Z-150704T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL HORRY-COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
509 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

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

* LOCATION...PENDER...NEW HANOVER...HORRY...AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY
  BEACHES.

* WINDS...WINDS BECOMING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 25 MPH.

* HAZARDS...STRONG SOUTH TO NORTH LONGSHORE CURRENT AND MODERATE
  RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...A STRONG SOUTH TO NORTH LONGSHORE CURRENT
  WILL CAUSE SWIMMERS TO DRIFT QUICKLY TO THE NORTH. RIP CURRENTS
  CAN ALSO CREATE DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. STAY IN SHALLOW
  WATER AND PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO YOUR LOCATION ON THE BEACH IF
  VENTURING INTO THE WATER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...AND OTHER HAZARDS CREATE LIFE-
THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN
IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

&&

$$

NCZ110-040000-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0006.150703T1100Z-150704T0000Z/
COASTAL BRUNSWICK-
509 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...BRUNSWICK COUNTY BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET.

* TIMING...GREATER RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL BE AN HOUR OR TWO ON
  EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 320 PM FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* OTHER HAZARDS...MODERATE TO STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

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...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN CALM...
DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR HELP. IF
YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE AND
BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY
AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$

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