Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1118 AM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS FOR ALL BEACHES THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.PERSISTENT EASTERLY SWELLS WILL PRODUCE ROUGH SURF AND A HIGH
THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

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1118 AM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

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

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS

* TIMING...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS TO OCCUR
  ARE SEVERAL HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE. LOW TIDE WILL BE AT
  12:30 PM EDT.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH
ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT...SINCE IT CAN
EXHAUST AND EVEN KILL THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

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