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Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 9:14 PM EDT Sep. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Friday
evening...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Friday
evening...

* location... Outer Banks Currituck and Virginia Beach.

* Timing... through the day Friday.

* Surf or rip current risk... breaking waves of 3 to 4 feet will
result in rough surf conditions and a high risk of rip
currents.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves 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.

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 jetties and
piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... relax and float. Don't
swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following
the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or
wave for help.



Lkb/ajz



Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 9:14 PM EDT Sep. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Friday
evening...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Friday
evening...

* location... Outer Banks Currituck and Virginia Beach.

* Timing... through the day Friday.

* Surf or rip current risk... breaking waves of 3 to 4 feet will
result in rough surf conditions and a high risk of rip
currents.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves 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.

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 jetties and
piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... relax and float. Don't
swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following
the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or
wave for help.



Lkb/ajz



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