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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
252 AM EDT SUN SEP 25 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE
LOOKOUT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.LONG PERIOD SWELLS FROM DISTANT TROPICAL STORM KARL ARE CREATING
FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS TO OCCUR...
ESPECIALLY AROUND THE TIMES OF LOW TIDE.

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252 AM EDT SUN SEP 25 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW 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
  930 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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