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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
248 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
248 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST TUESDAY...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

* HIGH SURF...6-8 FT TODAY AND 4-6 FT TUESDAY.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF
  WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED
  BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE
  FORECAST WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.

* RED TIDE HAZARDS...POSSIBLE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION IN SOME
  COASTAL AREAS.

FOR RED TIDE FORECAST INFORMATION VISIT
HTTP://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV/HAB (ALL LOWER CASE).

* FLORIDA RED TIDE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION POTENTIAL IMPACTS...
  SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE COUGHING...SNEEZING...AND TEARING EYES.
  PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS SUCH AS ASTHMA...
  EMPHYSEMA...AND OTHER PULMONARY DISEASES...MAY BE MORE
  SENSITIVE. IRRITATION MAY VARY LOCALLY AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
  IF YOU EXPERIENCE UNCOMFORTABLE SYMPTOMS...CONSIDER GOING TO
  AN UNAFFECTED BEACH NEARBY.

* FLORIDA RED TIDE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION TIMING/LOCATION...NOAA
  FORECAST:...

SOUTHERN MANATEE COUNTY: GULF COAST...POSSIBLE MONDAY. NORTHERN
SARASOTA COUNTY: GULF COAST AND BAY REGIONS...POSSIBLE TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FLORIDA RED TIDE OBSERVATIONS...YOU CAN FIND UNAFFECTED BEACHES
BY CHECKING REPORTS OF RECENT LOCAL OBSERVATIONS AND DATA: MOTE
MARINE LABORATORY DAILY BEACH CONDITIONS
HTTP://WWW.MOTE.ORG/BEACHES AND THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) RED TIDE STATUS
HTTP://MYFWC.COM/REDTIDESTATUS.

FLORIDA RED TIDE HEALTH INFORMATION...CONSULT THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: HTTP://WWW.FLORIDAHEALTH.GOV/ENVIRONMENTAL-
HEALTH/AQUATIC- TOXINS/RED-TIDE.HTM OR CALL THE POISON CONTROL
CENTER AT: 1 800 222 1222.

INCLUSION OF EXTERNAL LINKS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT BY
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)/(NOAA) OF THESE EXTERNAL WEB
SITES OR THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES CONTAINED
THEREIN.

FLORIDA RED TIDE INFORMATION SOURCES...RED TIDE FORECASTS ARE
PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE WITH DATA PROVIDED BY THE
FWC AND MOTE MARINE LABORATORY.

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...BEACH PATROL...
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-170125T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
248 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST TUESDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

* HIGH SURF...6-8 FT TODAY AND 4-6 FT TUESDAY.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF
  WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED
  BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE
  FORECAST WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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...BEACH PATROL...
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


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