033  
WHUS42 KMHX 130643  
CFWMHX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
243 AM EDT WED OCT 13 2021  
 
NCZ203-205-140000-  
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0065.211013T1200Z-211014T0000Z/  
NORTHERN OUTER BANKS-HATTERAS ISLAND-  
243 AM EDT WED OCT 13 2021  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS  
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.  
 
* WHERE...THE BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP EVEN THE BEST SWIMMERS AWAY  
FROM SHORE INTO DEEPER WATER.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP  
CURRENTS TO OCCUR IS A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE,  
WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 8 AM TODAY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, REMAIN  
CALM. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. 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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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