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North Carolina, Coastal New Hanover

Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 5:20 AM EDT on April 20, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 20, 2014


... High rip current risk remains in effect through this evening...

* location... coastal Pender... New Hanover... and Georgetown counties.

* Rip current risk... wind and wave conditions have combined to
produce a high rip current risk for coastal Pender... New
Hanover... and Georgetown counties. A moderate rip current risk
can be expected for coastal Horry County from Myrtle Beach
south.

* Surf height... 4 to 6 feet.

* Other hazards... gusty northeast winds will prevail on Sunday
with sustained winds around 25 kts and higher gusts possible.
High winds will create rough surf conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

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. Rip currents can be
particularity strong around time of low tide... which will be
around 6 PM.

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. Even a strong
swimmer can become exhausted quickly.



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Record Report

Statement as of 4:44 PM EDT on April 19, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Florence SC...

A record rainfall of 1.14 inches was set at Florence SC Saturday. This
breaks the old record of 0.97 inches set in 2013.


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Alabama - Flood Warning
Arizona - Fire Weather Watch
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California - High Surf Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
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Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
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Hawaii - Wind Advisory
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North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Special Statement
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