A Coastal Flood Statement and Beach Hazards Statement are in effect through Saturday evening.
For the Coastal Flood Statement, up to one half foot of inundation above ground level in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways in Accomack and Northampton Counties.
Shallow flooding is possible in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline.
Life-threatening rip currents. If caught in a rip current, remain calm. Swim in a direction following the shoreline. 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.
Shore break occurs when waves break directly on the beach. It is extremely important to protect your head and neck whenever you are in breaking waves by keeping your hands in front of you at all times.