Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
231 AM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR BEACHES FROM RODANTHE TO
SURF CITY...

.A SOUTHEAST SWELL COMBINED WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND HIGH
ASTRONOMICAL TIDES WILL CREATE A HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG
THE BEACHES FROM RODANTHE TO SURF CITY TODAY.

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231 AM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT 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 1:45 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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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