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Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
322 AM EDT SUN SEP 25 2016

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-260000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0039.160925T0800Z-160926T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
322 AM EDT SUN SEP 25 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK 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...THE THREAT FOR STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL
  BE IN PLACE ALL DAY, HOWEVER, IT WILL BE HIGHEST THIS MORNING
  AND AGAIN THIS EVENING DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS.

* IMPACTS...A LINGERING EAST SWELL FROM DISTANT TROPICAL CYCLONE
  KARL WILL RESULT IN A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE
  BEACHES OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. THE SEAWARD PULL OF A RIP
  CURRENT CAN BE LIFE THREATENING. THOSE THAT VENTURE INTO THE
  WATER AND SURF ZONE SHOULD NOT BE CAUGHT UNAWARE.

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

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...REMAIN CALM AND YELL FOR
HELP. 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.

&&

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