High risk of dangerous rip currents expected at all Outer Banks beaches

June 06, 2022 Posted by: Michael Barber

The risk of dangerous rip currents along all Outer Banks beaches is forecast to be high today, due to distant Tropical Storm Alex. A high risk, according to the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City forecast office, means that life threatening rip currents are likely and beachgoers should stay out of the ocean.

It's possible that a high risk of rip currents will be forecast for at least the next couple of days, so before heading to the beach, make sure to look at the National Weather Service's beach forecast webpage www.weather.gov/beach/mhx.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) visitors are encouraged to sign up for beach-related weather and ocean condition alerts by texting OBXBeachConditions to 77295. Learn about beach and ocean safety at www.lovethebeachrespecttheocean.com.

There are four Seashore beach locations that are staffed with lifeguards between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Lifeguards are specially trained to provide emergency assistance and can answer questions beach safety.

Last updated: June 6, 2022

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