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
937 AM EDT Sun May 20 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK SOUTH OF RODANTHE TODAY...

.Lingering long period southeast swells combined will continue to
impact our coast today bringing an increase of high rip current
risk along the beaches from Rodanthe to Surf City.

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937 AM EDT Sun May 20 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...A high risk of rip currents.

* LOCATIONS...Along the beaches from Rodanthe to Surf City.

* 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 630 pm.

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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