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Coastal Flood Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 9:18 AM EDT on September 18, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on September 18, 2014


... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this
evening...
... Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to
8 PM EDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a coastal Flood Advisory... which is in effect from 3 PM this
afternoon to 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Hazards... high threat of rip currents for beaches north of Cape
Hatteras.

* Coastal flooding... minor ocean overwash expected near the Rodanthe
S-curves to the temporary bridge.

* Timing and tides... the most likely time for dangerous rip
currents will be a few hours either side of low tide... which will
occur around 10 am today.

* Coastal flooding timing... minor ocean overwash will be possible
a few hours either side of high tide... which will occur around
4:30 t0 5:00 PM this afternoon.

* Impacts... motorists should be prepared for standing water from
minor ocean overwash near the Rodanthe S-curves to the Pea
Island temporary bridge.

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.

A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.



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