Coastal New Hanover Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:57 AM EDT Jul. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from 8 am EDT this
morning through this evening...
... High rip current risk remains in effect from 8 am EDT this
morning through this evening...

* location... New Hanover and Pender County beaches.

* Rip current risk... high.

* Surf height... 3 to 4 feet.

* Other hazards... strong south to north longshore current east
facing beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents, longshore currents, and other hazards create life-
threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution should be used when
in or near the water.

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.






Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:57 AM EDT Jul. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from 8 am EDT this
morning through this evening...
... High rip current risk remains in effect from 8 am EDT this
morning through this evening...

* location... New Hanover and Pender County beaches.

* Rip current risk... high.

* Surf height... 3 to 4 feet.

* Other hazards... strong south to north longshore current east
facing beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents, longshore currents, and other hazards create life-
threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution should be used when
in or near the water.

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.