Coastal Georgetown Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 5:50 AM EDT Sep. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through this evening...

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

* Timing... through this evening.

* Surf zone impacts... very strong rip currents will be dangerous
to anyone who enters the surf.

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: 5:50 AM EDT Sep. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through this evening...

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

* Timing... through this evening.

* Surf zone impacts... very strong rip currents will be dangerous
to anyone who enters the surf.

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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