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
1012 AM EDT WED SEP 20 2017

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SHORE BREAK FOR BEACHES FROM CAPE
LOOKOUT NORTH...

.LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE JOSE WILL CONTINUE TO
DIMINISH TODAY BUT REMAIN LARGE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE A HIGH RIP
CURRENT THREAT WITH DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH.

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OUTER BANKS DARE-
1012 AM EDT WED SEP 20 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS
CANCELLED THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY. THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY HAS
BEEN CANCELLED.

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH
  WILL OCCUR AROUND 2 PM TODAY.

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.SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK
DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE
BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE
POWERFUL SURF THROWS A SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE
BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK
WHENEVER YOU ARE IN BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT
OF YOU AT ALL TIMES.


&&

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CARTERET-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
1012 AM EDT WED SEP 20 2017

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

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH
  WILL OCCUR AROUND 2 PM TODAY.

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.SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK
DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE
BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE
POWERFUL SURF THROWS A SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE
BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK
WHENEVER YOU ARE IN BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT
OF YOU AT ALL TIMES.

&&

$$



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