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North Carolina, Coastal New Hanover

Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 11:17 PM EDT on May 06, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 07, 2015


... High rip current risk remains in effect from 8 am EDT Thursday
through Thursday evening...
... Strong north to south longshore current Thursday...

* location... all area beaches.

* Rip current risk... high rip current risk for all beaches.

* Surf height... 4 to 6 feet.

* Timing and tides... the best time for rip currents will be an hour
or two either side of low tide... which will occur around 4 PM
Thursday afternoon.

* Other hazards... there will be a strong north to south longshore
current.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip currents
are likely in the surf zone.

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... beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain calm...
do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for help. If
you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to shore and
back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly
against a rip current as you will tire quickly.


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