Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1117 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-071100-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0002.150507T1200Z-150508T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
1117 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THURSDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
...STRONG NORTH TO SOUTH LONGSHORE CURRENT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...ALL AREA BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK FOR ALL BEACHES.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 6 FEET.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE BEST TIME FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL BE AN HOUR
  OR TWO EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 4 PM
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* OTHER HAZARDS...THERE WILL BE A STRONG NORTH TO SOUTH LONGSHORE
  CURRENT.

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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