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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 3:08 PM EDT on October 01, 2016

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on October 02, 2016


... Beach hazards statement in effect through Sunday evening...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a beach hazards statement... which is in effect through Sunday
evening.

* Hazards... high threat of rip currents

* location... beaches north of Cape Lookout

* timing and tides... the greatest threat for rip currents is a few
hours either side of low tide, which occurs at around 9 am
Sunday.

* Surf height... 3 to 5 feet

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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