Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
319 AM EDT SUN OCT 22 2017

FLZ168-172-173-222100-
/O.CON.KMFL.CF.S.0002.000000T0000Z-171022T1800Z/
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0037.000000T0000Z-171023T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
319 AM EDT SUN OCT 22 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE DURING HIGH TIDE TODAY...

* COASTAL FLOODING IMPACTS...POSSIBLE FLOODING OF COASTAL ROADS,
  PARKING LOTS, AND DOCKS IN VULNERABLE AREAS DURING THE TIMES
  OF HIGH TIDE.

* COASTAL FLOODING TIMING...THE HIGH TIDE WILL BE BETWEEN 1000 AM
  AND NOON TODAY.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST TO
  OCCUR ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES THIS WEEKEND, WHICH WILL BE
  HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.

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 GROINS, 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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