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
519 AM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH...

.CONTINUED SOUTHEAST SWELL FROM THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM
BONNIE WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FROM CAPE
LOOKOUT NORTH.

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519 AM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE BEACHES FROM CAPE LOOKOUT 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 930 AM THIS MORNING.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET.

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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