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      County operated beach water access update

      Crews repairing beach access points near Isle of Palms County Park (Brian Troutman/WCIV)

      BEACH PARK NOTICE FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

      While Folly Beach County Park will remain closed today, all other Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission Beach parks will open as scheduled. Park officials say access to the water{}was closed until 12:00 p.m. Saturday,{}due to a High Surf Advisory issued by the National Weather Service.

      Facilities include:

      - Kiawah Beachwalker Park

      - Isle of Palms County Park

      - Folly Beach Commercial District (3rd St West to 2nd St East)

      Folly Beach County Park is{}scheduled to reopen Sunday. Kiawah Beachwalker Park and Isle of Palms County Park, as well as the beach around the Folly Beach Fishing Pier are open as scheduled (9am-7pm).

      Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission www.ccprc.com

      A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

      RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS. RIP CURRENTS CAN BECOME LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

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