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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 4:10 PM EDT on September 26, 2016

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on September 27, 2016


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

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

* Hazards... high threat of rip currents.

* Location... beaches north of Cape Lookout.

* Timing and tides... the strongest rip currents usually occur
within a few hours either side of low tide... which occurs around
1130 am Tuesday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Swim near a lifeguard. 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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