Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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WHUS42 KILM 192008
CFWILM

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
408 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014


NCZ106-108-SCZ056-201230-
/O.NEW.KILM.RP.S.0003.140420T1200Z-140421T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
408 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING.

* LOCATION...COASTAL PENDER...NEW HANOVER...AND GEORGETOWN COUNTIES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK FOR COASTAL
  PENDER...NEW HANOVER...AND GEORGETOWN COUNTIES. MODERATE RIP
  CURRENT RISK FOR COASTAL BRUNSWICK AND HORRY COUNTIES.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 6 FEET.

* OTHER HAZARDS...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PREVAIL ON SUNDAY
  WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 25 KTS AND HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE.
  HIGH WINDS WILL CREATE ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

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 AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY
ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM





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