Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
507 AM EDT TUE OCT 17 2017


FLZ141-147-172300-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0039.171017T1000Z-171017T2300Z/
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
507 AM EDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...EXPECT SURF TO BECOME ROUGH AND THE RISK OF RIP
  CURRENTS TO BECOME HIGH AS THE DAY UNFOLDS DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF
  STRONG MARITIME WINDS BEHIND A COOL FRONT.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF CAN BE MORE DANGEROUS THAN IT APPEARS WHILE
  STANDING ON THE BEACH. HEAVY BREAKING WAVES CAN KNOCK YOU OFF A
  SANDBAR INTO DEEPER WATER OR INTO STRONG CURRENTS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

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 JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND
FLOAT. DON`T SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A
DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE
SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

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