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
422 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK FOR ALL
BEACHES FROM SURF CITY TO DUCK...

.TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8 WILL APPROACH THE OUTER BANKS LATER TODAY
INTO TONIGHT AND GENERATE SIGNIFICANT LONG PERIOD SWELLS THAT
WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS FOR ALL BEACHES... AND
DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK FROM OREGON INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT.

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422 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SHORE
  BREAK.

* 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
  100 PM AND 130 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.

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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