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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1143 AM EDT WED AUG 23 2017

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS FROM RODANTHE TO CAPE LOOKOUT
TODAY...

.SOUTHEAST SWELLS COMBINED WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL LEAD TO A
HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE BEACHES FROM RODANTHE TO CAPE
LOOKOUT TODAY.

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1143 AM EDT WED AUG 23 2017

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

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...RODANTHE TO CAPE LOOKOUT.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS TO OCCUR IS A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE,
  WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 330 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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