Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1102 AM EDT MON JUN 1 2015


NCZ108-020000-
/O.NEW.KILM.BH.S.0003.150601T1502Z-150602T0000Z/
COASTAL NEW HANOVER-
1102 AM EDT MON JUN 1 2015

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

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

LIFEGUARDS HAVE OBSERVED AN UNUSUAL AMOUNT OF PORTUGUESE MAN OF
WAR IN THE WATERS AROUND CAROLINA BEACH.

PORTUGUESE MAN OF WAR ARE DANGEROUS JELLYFISH WITH LONG TENTACLES
THAT CAN CAUSE BLISTERING AND EXTREME PAIN IF ONE COMES IN CONTACT
WITH THESE CREATURES.

IF YOU DO GO IN THE WATER...BE CAUTIOUS. IF YOU GET STUNG BY THE
PORTUGUESE MAN OF WAR SEEK ATTENTION FROM A LIFEGUARD IN THE AREA.

IN ADDITION TO THE JELLYFISH...THERE IS ALSO A MODERATE RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS IN THE AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION SHOULD
BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.



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