Coast Guard advises public to be aware of rip currents, high surf conditions

WILMINGTON, N.C. — With the offshore passage of Hurricane Katia, the National Weather Service has issued an advisory warning of possible life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. The Coast Guard is urging mariners and beachgoers to be aware of the dangers of high surf and rip currents in their area. North Carolina inlets are subject to high surf conditions. The strong currents and shallow...