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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
1057 AM EDT Sun Sep 22 2019

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES TODAY...

.Lingering long period swell energy will continue to produce a
high threat of rip currents today.

NCZ196-203>205-230000-
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0036.000000T0000Z-190923T0000Z/
East Carteret-Northern Outer Banks-Ocracoke Island-
Hatteras Island-
1057 AM EDT Sun Sep 22 2019

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

* HAZARDS...High risk for dangerous rip currents.

* LOCATIONS...Beaches along the Outer Banks.

* TIMING AND TIDES...The most likely time for dangerous rip
  currents is several hours either side of low tide, which
  occurs around 8 AM Sunday.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 to 5 feet.

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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