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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 4:54 AM EDT on August 28, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 28, 2014

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through this

* hazards... strong rip currents and dangerous shore break.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Waves and surf... 4 feet through Thursday morning... diminishing
to 3 to 4 feet Thursday afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high risk of rip currents means wind and or wave conditions
support the development of very strong rip currents... especially
in the vicinity of jetties... piers... and sandbars. These rip
currents will be life-threatening to anyone who enters the surf.
Be especially cautious with outgoing tides which improve rip
current formation. All beach goers should remain aware of
inherent dangers when entering the surf including swift longshore
currents... pounding shore break and shallow sand bars.

Rip currents are strong... narrow channels of water that flow out
to sea. If you become caught in a rip current... remain calm. Try
to swim on a course that is parallel to the beach until you get
away from the rip... then swim at an angle into shore. Do not try
to swim back to shore directly against the rip... since it can
exhaust and even kill the strongest swimmer.

Dangerous shore break of 4 feet or greater can cause neck and
spinal injuries... affecting even the most able swimmers. Shore
break occurs when waves break directly on the beach potentially
causing neck and head injuries.

Always heed the advice of lifeguards. Pay attention to flags and
signs posted near beach access points and lifeguard stations.

Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Air Quality Alert
Arizona - Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - High Surf Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Coastal Hazard Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Georgia - Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Record Report
Indiana - Flood Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Kansas - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Maine - High Surf Advisory
Maryland - Beach Hazard Statement
Massachusetts - High Surf Advisory
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Nebraska - Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
New Jersey - Coastal Hazard Statement
New York - High Surf Advisory
North Carolina - Beach Hazard Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Rhode Island - High Surf Advisory
Texas - Coastal Hazard Statement
Utah - Special Statement
Virginia - Beach Hazard Statement
Washington - Record Report
Wyoming - Record Report

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