Weather Alerts for Coastal NC

Issued by the National Weather Service

Coastal Flood Advisory  COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY   Coastal Flood Advisory
COASTAL NC

Areas Affected:
Inland New Hanover
Effective: Tue, 7/23 8:22pm Updated: Tue, 7/23 9:10pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 7/24 4:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
* WHAT...Up to one half foot of inundation above ground level
expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
waterways.

* WHERE...The lower Cape Fear River including downtown
Wilmington.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM EDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Portions of Battleship Road and USS North Carolina
Road observe minor coastal flooding up to one half foot in
depth. In downtown Wilmington, a block of Water Street
observes minor flooding up to one quarter foot in depth.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Affected areas listed are based on
average tide conditions. Additional locations may experience
flooding during periods of heavy rainfall, high winds, or
other factors.

Information:
If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be
closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of
unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone
property.

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
COASTAL NC

Areas Affected:
Coastal Pender - Coastal New Hanover - Coastal Horry - Coastal Georgetown
Effective: Tue, 7/23 8:22pm Updated: Tue, 7/23 9:10pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 7/24 4:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
* WHAT...Strong south to north longshore current. There is also a
Moderate Risk of rip currents expected.

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

* WHEN...From 6 AM EDT Wednesday through Wednesday evening.

* IMPACTS...Longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into
rip currents, piers, jetties, and other hazardous areas. It may
sweep swimmers off their feet, making it difficult to return to
shore.

Information:
Caution should be used when in or near the water. Check with
lifeguards before entering the ocean for possible hazards you may
be swept into.