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Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:40 AM EDT Oct. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a beach hazards statement, which is in effect through this
evening.

* Hazards... high threat of rip currents.

* Locations... north of Cape Lookout.

* Timing and tides... dangerous rip currents are most prevalent a
few hours either side of low tide, which will occur around 1230
PM today.

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.