Coastal Pender Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 8:04 PM EDT Sep. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect from 8 am EDT Tuesday
through Tuesday evening...
... High rip current risk in effect from 8 am EDT Tuesday through
Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a beach
hazards statement, which is in effect from 8 am EDT Tuesday
through Tuesday evening. A high rip current risk has also been
issued. This high rip current risk is in effect from 8 am EDT
Tuesday through Tuesday evening.

* Locations... in South Carolina, coastal Horry and coastal
Georgetown. In North Carolina, coastal Pender, coastal New
Hanover and coastal Brunswick.

* Timing... from 8 am EDT Tuesday through Tuesday evening.

* Surf zone impacts... very strong rip currents will be dangerous
to anyone who enters the surf. Additionally, northeasterly winds
15-25 mph will produce a strong left to right longshore current
at all of our area beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents, longshore currents, and other hazards create life-
threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution should be used
when in or near the water.

There is a high risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
currents are likely in the surf zone.

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, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, Yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.



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Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 8:04 PM EDT Sep. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect from 8 am EDT Tuesday
through Tuesday evening...
... High rip current risk in effect from 8 am EDT Tuesday through
Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a beach
hazards statement, which is in effect from 8 am EDT Tuesday
through Tuesday evening. A high rip current risk has also been
issued. This high rip current risk is in effect from 8 am EDT
Tuesday through Tuesday evening.

* Locations... in South Carolina, coastal Horry and coastal
Georgetown. In North Carolina, coastal Pender, coastal New
Hanover and coastal Brunswick.

* Timing... from 8 am EDT Tuesday through Tuesday evening.

* Surf zone impacts... very strong rip currents will be dangerous
to anyone who enters the surf. Additionally, northeasterly winds
15-25 mph will produce a strong left to right longshore current
at all of our area beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents, longshore currents, and other hazards create life-
threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution should be used
when in or near the water.

There is a high risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
currents are likely in the surf zone.

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, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, Yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.



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