Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
101 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

FLZ033-038-124-125-250000-
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-170225T0000Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-
101 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH 7 PM EST.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY ALONG THE
  BEACHES. RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

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 AND THE BEACH PATROL.
PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

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