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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 8:05 PM EDT Sep. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... 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 risk of rip currents.

* Locations... area beaches from north Topsail to Duck.

* Timing and tides... the most likely time for strong rip currents
to occur is a couple hours either side of low tide, which will
occur around 2:30 PM Tuesday afternoon.

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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