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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
447 AM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016


NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-292000-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0001.000000T0000Z-160530T0100Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
447 AM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...FOR ALL BEACHES OF SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND
  NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 FEET.

* TIMING AND TIDES...LOW TIDE AROUND 8 AM SUNDAY.

* OTHER HAZARDS...MODERATE LONGSHORE CURRENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN CALM...
DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR HELP. IF
YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE AND
BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY
AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

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