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
800 PM EDT WED SEP 20 2017

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

.DIMINISHING LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE JOSE
COMBINED WITH BUILDING SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE MARIA WILL
PRODUCE A HIGH RIP CURRENT THREAT WITH DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK FROM
CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH THROUGH THURSDAY.

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800 PM EDT WED SEP 20 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH...

* 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 3 PM THURSDAY.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 6 FEET.

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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