Expired: Rip Current Risk In Effect Until Wednesday Evening

Written by on July 9, 2018 in Tropics
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
825 PM EDT Tue Jul 10 2018

...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.Swells from Hurricane Chris combined with high astronomical
tides will continue to bring dangerous surf conditions Wednesday,
including a high rip current risk and strong longshore current.
The dangerous surf conditions will likely continue through most of
the week.

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825 PM EDT Tue Jul 10 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a Beach Hazards Statement, which is in effect through Wednesday
evening.

* HAZARDS...A high risk of rip currents and strong longshore
  currents.

* LOCATIONS...The beaches from Duck to Cape Lookout.

* TIMING AND TIDES...The most likely time for strong rip currents
  to occur is a couple hours either side of low tide, which will
  occur around noon Wednesday.

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.

Strong longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip
currents, piers, jetties and other hazardous areas. In many cases
the longshore current is strong enough to prevent swimmers from
being able to keep their feet on the bottom making it difficult to
return to shore.
 

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