Coastal Horry Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:05 PM EDT Sep. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a high rip
current risk... which is in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening.

* Location... all area beaches.

* Rip current risk... high.

* Surf height... at the Pender... New Hanover... and Brunswick County
beaches surf heights will be around 5 feet. At the beaches of
Horry and Georgetown counties the surf will be around 4 feet.

* Timing and tides... strong rip currents can occur at any time but
will be especially strong around time of low tide which will occur
430 PM.

* Other hazards... none

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:05 PM EDT Sep. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a high rip
current risk... which is in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening.

* Location... all area beaches.

* Rip current risk... high.

* Surf height... at the Pender... New Hanover... and Brunswick County
beaches surf heights will be around 5 feet. At the beaches of
Horry and Georgetown counties the surf will be around 4 feet.

* Timing and tides... strong rip currents can occur at any time but
will be especially strong around time of low tide which will occur
430 PM.

* Other hazards... none

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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