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
335 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK TODAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH THROUGH 8 PM THIS
EVENING...

.LONG PERIOD EASTERLY SWELLS AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK WILL LEAD
TO A HIGH RIP CURRENT THREAT AGAIN TODAY. WAVES IN THE SURF ZONE
WILL BE 6 TO 9 FEET NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT AND 5 TO 7 FEET SOUTH.

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335 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

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

* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES BUT ESPECIALLY ALONG EAST FACING
  BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR LIFE THREATENING
  RIP CURRENTS WILL BE A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE.

* IMPACTS...VERY ROUGH SURF WILL LEAD TO BEACH EROSION...
  DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK AND A HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS. SOME
  OCEAN OVERWASH POSSIBLE OVER HATTERAS AND OCRACOKE ISLANDS
  THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING.

* SURF HEIGHT...7 TO 11 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.

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.

&&

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ONSLOW-
335 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

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

* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK.

* LOCATION...RIP CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK WILL OCCUR
  ALONG THE BEACHES, ESPECIALLY ALONG EAST FACING BEACHES
  THROUGH TUESDAY.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR LIFE THREATENING
  RIP CURRENTS WILL BE A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE.
  LOW TIDE THIS AFTERNOON WILL OCCUR AROUND 115 PM.

* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 7 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.

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.

&&

$$



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