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coastal hazard message
national weather service wakefield va
414 pm edt tue sep 23 2014

mdz025-ncz102-vaz098>100-240415-
/o.new.kakq.bh.s.0013.140924t1200z-140925t0000z/
maryland beaches-outer banks currituck-virginia beach-accomack-
northampton va-
414 pm edt tue sep 23 2014

...beach hazards statement in effect from wednesday morning
through wednesday evening...

the national weather service in wakefield has issued a beach
hazards statement for high rip currents which is in effect from
wednesday morning through wednesday evening.

* hazards...high threat for dangerous rip currents.

* waves and surf...waves in the surf zone of 4 to 6 feet. shore
  break of 4 feet can cause neck and spinal injuries...affecting
  even the most able swimmers.

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents...longshore currents...large breaking waves and other
hazards are possible. caution should be used when in or near the
water. 

please visit the following website to share your thoughts on the
new beach hazards statement...

http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=chmbhs

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urgent - immediate broadcast requested
coastal hazard message
national weather service newport/morehead city nc
416 pm edt tue sep 23 2014

...dangerous rip currents and strong north to south long shore
through wednesday evening for the outer banks...

.continuing long period swells from the southeast and wave
heights around 5 feet will produce a continuing threat for strong
rip currents today across the outer banks. in addition...
increasing north to northeast winds will produce a strong north
to south long shore through wednesday evening.

ncz095-103-104-242030-
/o.ext.kmhx.bh.s.0020.000000t0000z-140925t0000z/
carteret-outer banks dare-outer banks hyde-
416 pm edt tue sep 23 2014

...beach hazards statement now in effect through wednesday
evening...

* hazards...strong rip currents and north to south long shore 
  current.

* location...north of cape lookout.

* timing and tides...the most likely time for strong rip currents
  to develop are a couple hours either side of low tide...which
  will occur around 230 pm wednesday afternoon.

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.

strong long shore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into
rip currents...piers...jetties and other hazardous areas. in many
cases the long shore 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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