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Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:34 PM EDT Sep. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Wednesday
... Coastal flood advisory is cancelled...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has
cancelled the coastal flood advisory.

* Hazards... a high threat of strong rip current and dangerous
shore break.

* Location... all area beaches.

* Surf height... 4 to 7 feet, subsiding to 2 to 4 feet Wednesday.

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

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.Shore break occurs when waves break
directly on the beach. The most common injuries with strong shore
break are neck and back injuries, which most often occur when the
powerful surf throws a swimmer or surfer head first into the
bottom. It is extremely important to protect your head and neck
whenever you are in breaking waves by keeping your hands in front
of you at all times.