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
226 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...ELEVATED WATER LEVELS POSSIBLE AROUND BEAUFORT AT THIS
EVENING`S HIGH TIDE...

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CARTERET-
226 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...BEAUFORT AND DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY.

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
  ARE POSSIBLE IN BEAUFORT...ESPECIALLY ALONG FRONT STREET...AND
  OVER PORTIONS OF DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY.

* TIMING...A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE AROUND 8
  PM THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...MINOR FLOODING OF FRONT STREET AND OTHER WATERFRONT
  LOCATIONS OVER DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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OUTER BANKS DARE-
226 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

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

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE OUTER BANKS BEACHES FROM CAPE HATTERAS
  NORTH.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  WILL BE A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL
  OCCUR AROUND 1:30 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

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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