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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
450 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018


NCZ110-240000-
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Coastal Brunswick-
450 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* Location...Brunswick County beaches.

* Rip Current Risk...High.

* Surf Height...Around 6 feet east of Ocean Isle Beach, and around
  4 feet west of Ocean Isle Beach.

* Timing and Tides...Strong rip currents could occur at any time,
  but will be especially prominent several hours either side of low
  tide, which will be around 9 am.

* Other Hazards...Strong east to west longshore current. Strong and
  rough surf. Significant beach erosion possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents, longshore currents, and other hazards create life-
threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution should be used when
in or near the water.

There is a high risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip currents
are likely in the surf zone.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

&&

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NCZ106-108-SCZ054-056-240000-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0002.180423T1000Z-180424T0000Z/
Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Horry-Coastal Georgetown-
450 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* Location...For the Pender, New Hanover, Horry and Georgetown
  County beaches.

* Rip Current Risk...High.

* Surf Height...Around 7 feet at the Pender and New Hanover County
  beaches, 4 to 5 feet at the Horry and Georgetown County beaches.

* Timing and Tides...Strong rip currents could occur at any time,
  but will be especially prominent several hours either side of low
  tide, which will be around 9 am.

* Other Hazards...Strong and rough surf. Significant beach erosion
  possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a high risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip currents
are likely in the surf zone.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, yell for help. Remain calm,
do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for help. If
you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to shore and
back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly
against a rip current as you will tire quickly.

&&

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