Folks, there are rip current dangers DAILY along the North Carolina Coast - why do media outlets find it so necessary to roll out these canned stories mere hours before the tourists arrive in our beach communities? It's bad enough our local beach businesses have to bear the brunt of repeatedly-inaccurate hurricane prognosticators every May - why do these "news" stations have to pile on to their misery. The lifeguards will let the sun-bleached "tourons" know when it is safe to be in the water. I have no problem with the media trying to educate the public on how to deal with rip currents, but this "shock and horror"-style of news coverage doesn't serve your audience.
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