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

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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
431 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...LARGE AND DANGEROUS SURF CONTINUING INTO THIS AFTERNOON...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK ALL BEACHES TODAY...

.Rough surf is expected from Ocracoke north while a High threat
of rip currents is forecast for all beaches today.

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Outer Banks Dare-Outer Banks Hyde-
431 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* HAZARDS...Dangerous rip currents and rough surf.

* LOCATIONS...Ocean side Dare and Hyde counties.

* SURF HEIGHT...5 to 8 feet.

* 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 1030 AM this morning.

* TIMING...through this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Minor beach erosion and overwash will be possible.
  Dangerous rip currents expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

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.

Shore break occurs when waves break directly on the beach. The
most common injuries with strong shore break are neck and back
injuries, which most often occur when the powerful surf throws a
swimmer or surfer head first into the bottom. It is extremely
important to protect your head and neck whenever you are in
breaking waves by keeping your hands in front of you at all
times.

&&

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Carteret-Onslow-
431 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

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

* HAZARDS...Dangerous rip currents.

* LOCATIONS...Coastal Carteret and Onslow counties.

* 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 1030 AM this morning.

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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