Remnants from Beryl, (which is located about 300 miles west of
Bermuda), as well as lingering effects from Hurricane Chris have
contributed to a continually high risk of rip currents for Friday.
the National Weather Service’s Beach Forecast, a high threat of rip
currents is in effect from Cape Lookout, N.C. to the northern Outer
Banks. A high risk means that "wind and/or wave conditions support
dangerous rip currents that could be life-threatening to anyone
entering the surf."
Banks Water Rescue, which addresses beaches in the tri-villages area of
Hatteras Island, reported on Thursday that multiple rips have been
observed through Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo. Rips of note in the
tri-villages include beach accesses that border Blue Sea Road, South
Mirlo Beach, Beacon Road, America Drive, the Life-Saving Station, Sea
Haven Drive, S. Holiday Boulevard, Camp Hatteras, Island Pines, South
Sea Isle Hills, Sea Vista, Thalassa Avenue, and Cutlass Lane.
rescues of swimmers by the Water Rescue team and beach-gores were
reported on Thursday in the tri-villages area as well.
To check the updated beach forecast from the National Weather Service, visit www.weather.gov/beach/mhx.
Beach-goers can also text "Join OBXBeachConditions" to 30890 to sign up
for text alerts from local Outer Banks Lifeguards on beach conditions.