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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
849 PM EDT SAT JUN 24 2017

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS SUNDAY FOR AREA BEACHES FROM SURF
CITY TO CAPE HATTERAS ...

.LINGERING LONG PERIOD SOUTHEASTERLY SWELLS COMBINED WITH STRONG
SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS AND HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES WILL CREATE A
HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS AGAIN SUNDAY FOR AREA BEACHES FROM
SURF CITY TO CAPE HATTERAS.

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849 PM EDT SAT JUN 24 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING.

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE LOOKOUT.

* 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 3 PM TODAY.

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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