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
918 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

...ELEVATED THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS FOR BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE
HATTERAS AND A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR OVERWASH ALONG
HIGHWAY 12 JUST NORTH OF RODANTHE...

.SWELL FROM DISTANT HURRICANE EDOUARD WILL PRODUCE STRONG RIP
CURRENTS ALONG BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS TODAY. EDOUARD SWELL
COMBINED WITH PERSISTENT NORTHEASTERLY WINDS PRODUCED TIDE LEVELS
AROUND 1 FOOT ABOVE NORMAL WHICH YESTERDAY LEADING TO MINOR OCEAN
OVERWASH ALONG HIGHWAY 12 NEAR THE RODANTHE S-CURVES AND THE
TEMPORARY BRIDGE. CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF
MINOR OCEAN OVERWASH IN THESE AREAS AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON A FEW
HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE...WHICH WILL BE AROUND 4:30-5:00 PM
EDT.

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918 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS FOR BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE
  HATTERAS.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR OCEAN OVERWASH EXPECTED NEAR THE RODANTHE
  S-CURVES TO THE TEMPORARY BRIDGE.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR DANGEROUS RIP
  CURRENTS WILL BE A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL
  OCCUR AROUND 10 AM TODAY.

* COASTAL FLOODING TIMING...MINOR OCEAN OVERWASH WILL BE POSSIBLE
  A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE...WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND
  4:30 T0 5:00 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR STANDING WATER FROM
  MINOR OCEAN OVERWASH NEAR THE RODANTHE S-CURVES TO THE PEA
  ISLAND TEMPORARY BRIDGE.

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.

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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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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