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Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:49 AM EDT Jul. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

* locations... beaches from Ocean City south to Assateague.

* Timing... Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

* Surf or rip current risk... high risk of rip currents. In
addition, dangerous shorebreak of 4 feet or greater can cause
neck and spinal injuries... affecting even the most able
swimmers. Shorebreak occurs when waves break directly on the
beach potentially causing neck and head injuries.

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.

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.





Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:49 AM EDT Jul. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

* locations... beaches from Ocean City south to Assateague.

* Timing... Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

* Surf or rip current risk... high risk of rip currents. In
addition, dangerous shorebreak of 4 feet or greater can cause
neck and spinal injuries... affecting even the most able
swimmers. Shorebreak occurs when waves break directly on the
beach potentially causing neck and head injuries.

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.

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.