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Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
456 AM EDT Thu Jun 20 2019

...STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS FOR EAST-FACING BEACHES...

NCZ106-108-SCZ054-056-210000-
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Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Horry-
Coastal Georgetown-
456 AM EDT Thu Jun 20 2019

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

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement, which is in effect through this evening.

* LOCATIONS...In South Carolina, Coastal Horry and Coastal
  Georgetown. In North Carolina, Coastal Pender and Coastal New
  Hanover.

* TIMING...Through this evening.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...A strong south to north longshore current
  will develop this afternoon and peak by late afternoon along
  east-facing beaches due to strong southerly winds 15-25 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip
currents, piers, jetties, and other hazardous areas. Often, if the
longshore current is strong enough, it will sweep swimmers off
their feet, making it difficult to return to shore.

Caution should be used when in or near the water. Check with the
lifeguards before entering the ocean for possible hazards you may
be swept into.

&&

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