Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1125 AM EDT SUN SEP 14 2014

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY NORTH OF RODANTHE...

.LONG SWELL PERIODICITY WITH A NORTHEASTERLY FLOW WILL RESULT IN
AN ENHANCED THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR THE BEACHES
NORTH OF RODANTHE.

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1125 AM EDT SUN SEP 14 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING NORTH OF RODANTHE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...ALONG BEACHES NORTH OF RODANTHE.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR DANGEROUS RIP
  CURRENTS IS A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL
  OCCUR AROUND 6:30 PM TODAY.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 POSTED NEAR BEACH ACCESS
POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

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...SINCE IT CAN
EXHAUST AND EVEN KILL THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

&&

$$

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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