Red flags flying at Virginia Beach, Sandbridge, OBX

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Red flags have gone up at beaches in Virginia and North Carolina Monday.

The flags have been raised at Virginia Beach, Sandbridge and in Duck.

Rip currents and rough water conditions cause the signs to go up.

Duck’s flags say no swimming but in Virginia Beach they ask that you check with life guards before getting into the water.

If you are ever caught in a rip current it is best not to fight the current but to try to swim out and to shore.