Mainland Dare County, North Carolina
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Beach Hazard Statement
NCZ095-098-103-104-270000-
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0003.000000T0000Z-180427T0000Z/
Carteret-Onslow-Outer Banks Dare-Outer Banks Hyde-
454 AM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...Dangerous rip currents and rough surf.

* LOCATIONS...Ocean side Dare and Hyde counties.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 to 5 feet north of Cape Lookout.

* TIMING AND TIDES...The most likely time for strong rip
currents to occur is a couple hours either side of low tide,
which will occur around 1130 AM Thursday morning.

* TIMING...Today.

* IMPACTS...Dangerous rip currents expected.

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.

Shore break occurs when waves break directly on the beach. The
most common injuries with strong shore break are neck and back
injuries, which most often occur when the powerful surf throws a
swimmer or surfer head first into the bottom. It is extremely
important to protect your head and neck whenever you are in
breaking waves by keeping your hands in front of you at all
times.

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