Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
300 AM EDT SAT JUL 5 2014

...HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS TODAY...

.THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE ARTHUR WILL MOVE INTO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES TODAY...GENERATING HIGH SURF ALONG THE OCEAN BEACHES OF
MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. ADDITIONALLY...LONG PERIOD SWELL WILL
RESULT IN INCREASED RIP CURRENT RISK.

MEZ023>028-NHZ014-060000-
/O.CON.KGYX.SU.Y.0002.140705T1200Z-140706T0000Z/
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
300 AM EDT SAT JUL 5 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...OCEAN BEACHES IN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE.

* SURF HEIGHT... 5 TO 8 FEET.

* TIMING... HIGHEST SURF WILL BE THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS... RIP CURRENTS AND HIGH SURF WILL MAKE BEACHES
  HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE DANGEROUS SURF WILL MAKE THE BEACH
HAZARDOUS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL.
PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS. BREAKING WAVES CAN BE
MUCH LARGER THAN THEIR HEIGHTS IN DEEP WATER. WATER FROM LARGE
BREAKING WAVES CAN QUICKLY RUSH UP THE BEACH...SWEEP PEOPLE OFF
OF THEIR FEET...AND DRAG THEM INTO THE WATER. PEOPLE VIEWING THE
OCEAN FROM JETTIES...ROCK WALLS...AND OTHER AREAS NEAR THE SURF
ZONE ARE ESPECIALLY AT RISK. FALLING INTO THE TURBULENT AND
SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN INJURY THAT REDUCES THE
CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

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