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urgent - immediate broadcast requested
coastal hazard message for north carolina
national weather service newport/morehead city nc
413 pm edt wed may 24 2017

...high risk of rip currents from cape hatteras south through

.south to southeast swells and increasing southwest winds will 
lead to a high risk of rip currents for the beaches from cape 
hatteras south through thursday. rough surf with breaking waves 
approaching 8 feet are expected early thursday...especially for 
the south facing beaches between cape hatteras and ocracoke.

carteret-onslow-outer banks dare-outer banks hyde-
413 pm edt wed may 24 2017

...beach hazards statement now in effect through thursday

* hazards...high risk of rip currents.

* location...cape hatteras south.

* 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 2 pm thursday.

* surf height...5 to 8 feet south of cape hatteras.

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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