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coastal hazard message for north carolina
national weather service newport/morehead city nc
725 pm edt mon jul 24 2017

...strong rip currents expected south of cape hatteras through

.lingering southerly wind swell will continue to produce strong
rip currents and a moderate to strong longshore current through 

carteret-onslow-outer banks dare-outer banks hyde-
725 pm edt mon jul 24 2017

...beach hazards statement now in effect through tuesday

* hazards...high threat of rip currents and a strong longshore 

* location...cape hatteras to surf city.

* 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 4 pm tuesday afternoon.

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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