Moderate rip current risk today for all beaches
Published 9:47 am Saturday, June 8, 2019
There is a moderate risk for rip currents along all Outer Banks ocean beaches Saturday, June 8. Only experienced swimmers who know how to escape a rip current should enter the water.
Never swim alone and always take a floatation device with you. The strongest rip currents typically occur in the hours before and after low tide, which occurs around 6 p.m. June 8.
If caught in a rip current, remain calm. Don’t fight the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the current, swim back to shore. If tired, float or tread water until out of the rip current. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.
Additionally, there is a moderate lightning threat with thunderstorms possible.