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
326 AM EDT MON MAY 30 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY...

.AS TROPICAL DEPRESSION BONNIE SLOWLY APPROACHES THE AREA,
EXPECT CONTINUED SOUTHEASTERLY SWELLS TO IMPACT THE COAST THROUGH
AT LEAST MONDAY. THIS WILL YIELD THE THREAT OF DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS.

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326 AM EDT MON MAY 30 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...LOW TIDE AROUND 830 AM AND AGAIN AT 900 PM
  EVENING. HIGHEST THREAT EXPECTED A FEW HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER
  LOW TIDE.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET.

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.

&&

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