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...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
358 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS FROM CAPE HATTERAS NORTH
TODAY...

.THE COMBINATION OF LINGERING SOUTHEAST SWELL AND HIGH
ASTRONOMICAL TIDES WILL PRODUCE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
ALONG THE OUTER BANKS BEACHES FROM CAPE HATTERAS NORTH.

NCZ104-060900-
/O.CAN.KMHX.BH.S.0002.000000T0000Z-160507T0000Z/
OUTER BANKS HYDE-
358 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS
CANCELLED THE BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR OUTER BANKS HYDE
COUNTY.

$$

NCZ103-062000-
/O.COR.KMHX.BH.S.0002.000000T0000Z-160507T0000Z/
OUTER BANKS DARE-
358 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 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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