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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 12:23 AM Jul. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement, which is in effect from 8 AM EDT Friday
through Friday evening.

* LOCATIONS...In South Carolina, Coastal Horry and Coastal
Georgetown. In North Carolina, Coastal Pender and Coastal New
Hanover.

* TIMING...From 8 AM EDT Friday through Friday evening.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Strong south to north longshore current will
develop along east and southeast facing beaches.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Longshore currents can quickly sweep swimmers down the beach.
Often, if the longshore current is strong enough, it may sweep
swimmers off their feet, making it difficult to return to shore.

Caution should be used when in or near the water. Check with the
lifeguards before entering the ocean for possible hazards.

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Heat Advisory
Issued: 10:40 PM Jul. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service
...HEAT ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM EDT
FRIDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 108 degrees on Friday due to
temperatures in the 90s and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. To
reduce the risk of heat illness during outdoor work, the
occupational safety and health administration recommends
scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned
environments.

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