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Hurricane Sandy poses rip current threat

October 25, 2012

Coastal Carolina University's Emergency Management Team is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Sandy. Although the storm is projected to pass well to the east of the South Carolina coast, there is a high risk of rip currents along area beaches.

Students are advised to avoid swimming and surfing in the ocean over the next several days as rip currents make water activities very dangerous. To learn more on rip current safety, visit

Students, faculty and staff are urged to sign up for CCU Alert to receive urgent emergency text messages through their mobile phones.