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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
653 PM EDT Fri Sep 20 2019


MDZ025-NCZ102-VAZ098>100-210700-
/O.CON.KAKQ.BH.S.0012.000000T0000Z-190922T0000Z/
/O.CON.KAKQ.RP.S.0012.000000T0000Z-190922T0000Z/
Maryland Beaches-Eastern Currituck-Virginia Beach-Accomack-
Northampton-
653 PM EDT Fri Sep 20 2019

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

* LOCATION...Ocean side beaches across Maryland, Virginia, and
  northeast North Carolina.

* TIMING...Through Saturday evening.

* SURF OR RIP CURRENT RISK...There is a high risk of rip
  currents.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents...longshore currents...sneaker waves 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.

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 jetties and
piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards...beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current...relax and float. Don`t
swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following
the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or
wave for help.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
550 AM EDT Fri Sep 20 2019


NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-210000-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0020.190920T1000Z-190921T0000Z/
Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Brunswick-
Coastal Horry-Coastal Georgetown-
550 AM EDT Fri Sep 20 2019

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

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

* TIMING...Through this evening.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Very strong rip currents will be dangerous
  to anyone who enters the surf.

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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