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
1123 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS FOR ALL BEACHES FROM SURF CITY TO
DUCK...

.TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8 WILL MOVE AWAY FROM THE REGION THIS
MORNING... BUT WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT LONG PERIOD
SWELLS THAT WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS FOR ALL BEACHES.

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1123 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

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

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES FROM SURF CITY TO DUCK.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE BEST CHANCE FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  WILL BE A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE... WHICH OCCURS
  BETWEEN 1 AND 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER... SIGNIFICANT LONG
  PERIOD SWELLS WILL MAKE CONDITIONS DANGEROUS DURING AT ALL
  TIMES.

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.

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