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Virginia, Virginia Beach

Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 4:07 AM EDT on August 27, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 27, 2014

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through this

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

* Timing... through Wednesday evening.

* Waves and surf... 4 to 5 feet north to around 6 feet south.

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.

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

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.

Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Arkansas - Special Statement
California - High Surf Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
Delaware - Coastal Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Illinois - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flash Flood Watch
Kansas - Heat Advisory
Kentucky - Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Special Statement, Beach Hazard Statement, Air Quality Alert , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Air Quality Alert
Massachusetts - High Surf Advisory
Missouri - Flash Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Montana - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Nebraska - Flash Flood Watch
New Jersey - Coastal Hazard Statement
New Mexico - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Oklahoma - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Oregon - Record Report
Pennsylvania - Air Quality Alert
Rhode Island - High Surf Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Tennessee - Special Statement
Texas - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Utah - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Virginia - Special Statement , Special Statement, Beach Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Washington - Record Report
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wyoming - Record Report

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