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Beach Hazards Statement in effect from August 29, 06:05 AM EDT until August 30, 08:00 PM EDT

rip current advisory, danger signs, delaware beaches, sussex county,state parks, town beaches
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The National weather service has issued a Beach Advisory into Tuesday evening.  
Below is a video of a potential storm track for next week, and it is ugly looking.   ... 

A COMBINATION OF PROBABLE MULTIPLE TROPICAL CYCLONES OF VARYING
INTENSITY IN THE ATLANTIC BASIN, WELL TO THE SOUTHEAST OF NEW
JERSEY AND DELAWARE THIS WEEK, AND PERIODS OF ONSHORE WIND, WILL
NOTICEABLY INCREASE THE DANGER FROM RIP CURRENTS. TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY SHOULD SEE SOME OF THE ROUGHEST CONDITIONS. ITS POSSIBLE,
CONDITIONS WILL BE SIMILARLY DIFFICULT FOR SWIMMERS AND WADERS
THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND.
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

VACATIONERS AND LOCALS ALIKE SHOULD BE ALERT FOR DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS AND SWIM ONLY IN DESIGNATED AREAS PATROLLED BY OUR
LIFEGUARDS.
rip current advisory, danger signs, delaware beaches, sussex county,state parks, town beaches

Rip Currents warning signs seen at the beaches in Delaware

SWIMMING AFTER THE LIFEGUARDS GO HOME, AND WHERE LIFEGUARDS DO NOT
HAVE YOU IN SIGHT, RAISES THE RISK OF AN UNCONTROLLED AND UNEXPECTED
STRUGGLE IN THE WATER.

SWELLS FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE GASTON HAVE ARRIVED AND WILL PROBABLY
BUILD ANOTHER FOOT LATE TODAY, AND THEN POSSIBLY REACH 4 FEET,
TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. THE BREAKERS IN THE BEACH SWIMMING ZONE
WILL LIKELY BE LARGER.

THESE SWELLS NOT ONLY ENHANCE THE POTENTIAL FOR DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS BUT CAN ALSO KNOCK SWIMMERS AND WADERS FLAT INTO THE
SAND, CAUSING INJURY.

SWIM ONLY IN DESIGNATED AREAS WATCHED BY THE BEACH PATROLS. THIS
WILL HELP ENSURE GREATEST SAFETY IN WHAT PROBABLY WILL BE A LONG
STRETCH OF FAIRLY ROUGH CONDITIONS ON ATLANTIC OCEAN EXPOSED BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

Check out the possible storm at 1:35 in this video ...

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