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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 5:19 AM EDT on May 31, 2016

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 31, 2016


... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through this
evening...

* hazards... high rip current risk.

* Location... along the beaches from Cape Lookout north.

* Timing and tides... the most likely time of strong rip currents
will be a couple hours either side of low tide... which will
occur around 930 am this morning.

* Surf height... 3 to 4 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 posted near beach
access points and lifeguard stations.

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... since it can
exhaust and even kill the strongest swimmer.




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Alaska - Record Report
Arizona - Excessive Heat Watch
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Record Report
California - Excessive Heat Watch , Beach Hazard Statement
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Flood Warning
Kansas - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Air Quality Alert
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory
Nebraska - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning
Nevada - Excessive Heat Watch
North Carolina - Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Oklahoma - Special Statement
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South Dakota - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning
Virginia - Dense Fog Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
West Virginia - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Wisconsin - Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Flood Warning

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