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
442 AM EDT Sun Aug 1 2021

NCZ195-196-199-204-205-012045-
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0037.210801T1200Z-210802T0000Z/
West Carteret-East Carteret-Coastal Onslow-Ocracoke Island-
Hatteras Island-
442 AM EDT Sun Aug 1 2021

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT SOUTH OF CAPE
HATTERAS FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents and strong longshore currents in
  the surf zone.

* WHERE...The beaches from Cape Hatteras to Surf City.

* WHEN...From Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away
  from shore into deeper water. Strong longshore currents will
  create dangerous swimming conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The most likely time for strong rip
  currents to occur is a couple hours either side of low tide,
  which will occur around 8:30 AM Saturday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Life-threatening rip currents. If caught in a rip current, remain
calm. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. 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.

Strong longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip
currents, piers, jetties and other hazardous areas. In many
cases, the longshore current is strong enough to prevent swimmers
from being able to keep their feet on the bottom making it
difficult to return to shore.

&&

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