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Beach Hazards Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
741 PM EDT Tue Apr 23 2019


NCZ106-108-SCZ054-056-240930-
/O.NEW.KILM.BH.S.0007.190424T1000Z-190425T0100Z/
Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Horry-
Coastal Georgetown-
741 PM EDT Tue Apr 23 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement, which is in effect from 6 AM EDT Wednesday
through Wednesday evening.

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

* TIMING...From 6 AM EDT Wednesday through Wednesday evening.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Strong south to north longshore current will
  develop at east-facing area beaches in the afternoon due to
  strong southerly winds.

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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