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
307 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING OUTER BANKS DARE THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS FOR ALL AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS
EVENING...
...VERY ROUGH SURF AND BEACH EROSION POSSIBLE NORTH OF
CAPE LOOKOUT THROUGH TONIGHT...

.LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE JOSE WILL CONTINUE TO
IMPACT EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BEACHES RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANT
OCEAN OVERWASH NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS, A HIGH THREAT OF RIP
CURRENTS, DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK, VERY ROUGH SURF AND MINOR TO
MODERATE BEACH EROSION FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH. MINOR SOUND SIDE
FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE THROUGH
THIS EVENING. DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SURF WILL LIKELY
CONTINUE AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

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OUTER BANKS DARE-
307 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK. SIGNIFICANT OCEAN OVERWASH WITH COASTAL FLOODING
  1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL, ESPECIALLY NORTH OF CAPE
  HATTERAS. VERY ROUGH SURF WITH MINOR TO MODERATE BEACH
  EROSION. THERE IS ALSO THE POTENTIAL FOR MINOR SOUND SIDE
  FLOODING UP TO 1 FOOT ABOVE GROUND TONIGHT.

* LOCATION...RIP CURRENTS, ALL AREA BEACHES. MOST SIGNIFICANT
  COASTAL FLOODING AND OVERWASH WILL BE FROM CAPE HATTERAS NORTH.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...HIGHWAY 12 FROM CAPE HATTERAS NORTH WILL
  LIKELY BE FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE AT TIMES. BEACH AND DUNE
  EROSION AT VULNERABLE AREAS AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE, WHICH
  WILL OCCUR AROUND 730 PM THIS EVENING.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL.

* SURF HEIGHT...8 TO 12 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR
IMMINENT. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT
FOR RISING WATER, AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND
PROPERTY.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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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OUTER BANKS HYDE-
307 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK, VERY ROUGH SURF, MINOR TO MODERATE BEACH EROSION
  AND MINOR OCEAN OVERWASH. THERE IS ALSO THE POTENTIAL FOR
  MINOR SOUND SIDE FLOODING UP TO 1 FOOT ABOVE GROUND TONIGHT.

* LOCATION...ALL AREA BEACHES.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...BEACH AND DUNE EROSION AND MINOR OCEAN
  OVERWASH AT VULNERABLE AREAS ALONG NC 12 AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH
  TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 730 PM THIS EVENING.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL.

* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 7 FEET, SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.

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.

SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK
INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL
TIMES.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

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CARTERET-
307 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK. VERY ROUGH SURF AND MINOR BEACH EROSION POSSIBLE
  NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT. MINOR SOUND SIDE FLOODING.

* LOCATION...LARGE SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG ALL
  AREA BEACHES, HIGHEST SURF NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT. MINOR
  COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE CORE AND BOGUE SOUNDS.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...UP TO 1 FOOT OF INUNDATION ADJACENT TO
  THE SOUNDS AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND
  730 PM THIS EVENING.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 7 FEET NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT AND 2 TO 4 FEET
  SOUTH.

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.

SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK
INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL
TIMES.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$

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ONSLOW-
307 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...ALL AREA BEACHES.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 5 FEET, SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

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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