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Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 4:50 AM EDT on April 23, 2018

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 23, 2018


... High rip current risk remains in effect through this evening...

* location... for the Pender, New Hanover, Horry and Georgetown
County beaches.

* Rip current risk... high.

* Surf height... around 7 feet at the Pender and New Hanover County
beaches, 4 to 5 feet at the Horry and Georgetown County beaches.

* Timing and tides... strong rip currents could occur at any time,
but will be especially prominent several hours either side of low
tide, which will be around 9 am.

* Other hazards... strong and rough surf. Significant beach erosion
possible.

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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Wind Advisory

Statement as of 9:08 AM EDT on April 23, 2018

Expires 5:00 AM EDT on April 24, 2018


... Wind Advisory now in effect until 5 am EDT Tuesday...

* winds... becoming east 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing... increasing through the afternoon. The strongest winds
are expected this evening and potentially lasting through the
overnight hours.

* Impacts... strong gusty winds could topple some trees causing
isolated power outages, especially as heavy rainfall saturates
the ground. Driving in high profile vehicles could become
difficult, especially on bridges and overpasses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.



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Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 4:50 AM EDT on April 23, 2018

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 23, 2018


... High rip current risk remains in effect through this evening...

* location... for the Pender, New Hanover, Horry and Georgetown
County beaches.

* Rip current risk... high.

* Surf height... around 7 feet at the Pender and New Hanover County
beaches, 4 to 5 feet at the Horry and Georgetown County beaches.

* Timing and tides... strong rip currents could occur at any time,
but will be especially prominent several hours either side of low
tide, which will be around 9 am.

* Other hazards... strong and rough surf. Significant beach erosion
possible.

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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Alabama - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Flood Advisory
Alaska - High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory
Arizona - Air Quality Alert
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
California - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Colorado -
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Lake Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Idaho - Areal Flood Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Flood Warning
Kentucky - Flood Warning
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Michigan - Flood Advisory
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Montana - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Nevada -
New Mexico -
North Carolina - Areal Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory
North Dakota - Flood Warning
South Carolina - Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Special Statement
South Dakota - Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Special Statement
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
West Virginia - Wind Advisory
Wisconsin - Flood Warning
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement

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