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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
305 AM EDT TUE SEP 27 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE
LOOKOUT TODAY...

.LONG PERIOD EASTERLY SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE NORTH
CAROLINA COAST CREATING FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS TO OCCUR.

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305 AM EDT TUE SEP 27 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE STRONGEST RIP CURRENTS USUALLY OCCUR
  WITHIN A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH OCCURS AROUND
  1130 AM THIS MORNING.

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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