480  
WHUS42 KMHX 291510  
CFWMHX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
1110 AM EDT TUE SEP 29 2020  
 
NCZ196-204-205-300000-  
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0048.000000T0000Z-200930T0000Z/  
EAST CARTERET-OCRACOKE ISLAND-HATTERAS ISLAND-  
1110 AM EDT TUE SEP 29 2020  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.  
 
* WHERE...THE BEACHES FROM OREGON INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 8 PM EDT 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 1:00 PM TUESDAY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. 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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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