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
412 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FROM RODANTHE TO SURF CITY TODAY...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY FOR THE OUTER BANKS NORTH OF CAPE
HATTERAS THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING AT TIMES TO GALE FORCE HAS
PRODUCED HIGH WATER LEVELS ALONG THE EASTERN PAMLICO SOUND
ADJACENT TO HATTERAS ISLAND. THIS WILL LEAD TO MINOR SOUNDSIDE
FLOODING ADJACENT TO THE SOUND NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS AND ROANOKE
ISLAND THROUGH THIS EVENING.

SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST SWELLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE STRONG WINDS WILL
LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE BEACHES FROM RODANTHE
SOUTH TODAY. ROUGH SURF WITH BREAKING WAVES APPROACHING 8 FEET ARE
EXPECTED THIS MORNING...ESPECIALLY FOR THE SOUTH FACING BEACHES
BETWEEN CAPE HATTERAS AND OCRACOKE.

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OUTER BANKS DARE-
412 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS
EVENING.

* HAZARDS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AND MINOR SOUNDSIDE
  FLOODING NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS.

* LOCATION OF RIP CURRENT RISK...SOUTH OF RODANTHE.

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS 2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL OVER
  THE OUTER BANKS NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS TO OCCUR IS A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE,
  WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 2 PM THURSDAY.

* TIMING OF SOUNDSIDE FLOODING...LATE TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR SOUNDSIDE FLOODING WILL OCCUR
  ADJACENT THE PAMLICO SOUND NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS AND ROANOKE
  ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 8 FEET SOUTH OF RODANTHE.

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.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

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CARTERET-ONSLOW-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
412 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

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

* HAZARDS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...RODANTHE TO SURF CITY.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS TO OCCUR IS A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE,
  WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 2 PM THURSDAY.

* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 8 FEET SOUTH OF RODANTHE.

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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