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
807 PM EDT SAT APR 22 2017

...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS SUNDAY...

.LONG PERIOD NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS WILL BE IMPACTING THE COAST
SUNDAY INCREASING THE RIP CURRENT RISK ALONG THE BEACHES NORTH OF
CAPE HATTERAS.

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807 PM EDT SAT APR 22 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK

* LOCATION...ALONG THE BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR LIFE THREATENING RIP
  CURRENTS WILL BE A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE. LOW
  TIDE WILL OCCUR AROUND 1130 AM SUNDAY.

* SURF HEIGHT... 3 TO 4 FEET.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. 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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