Grand Strand and Pee Dee Weather Alerts

Rip Current Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Horry
  • Georgetown
  • Brunswick

COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
821 PM EDT MON SEP 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* LOCATION...ALL AREA BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 6 FEET AT THE PENDER AND NEW HANOVER BEACHES AND
3 TO 4 FEET AT THE BRUNSWICK...HORRY...AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY
BEACHES ON TUESDAY.

* OTHER HAZARDS...MODERATE TO STRONG NORTH TO SOUTH LONGSHORE CURRENT
AT THE EAST FACING BEACHES ON TUESDAY...WHICH INCLUDES PENDER...NEW
HANOVER...HORRY...AND GEORGETOWN COUNTIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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, AND PAY ATTENTION TO BEACH
PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS.

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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