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WHUS42 KTAE 271342
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
942 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON ALONG
FLORIDA PANHANDLE BEACHES...

FLZ108-112-114-272100-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0068.160727T1400Z-160727T2100Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
942 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016 /842 AM CDT WED JUL 27 2016/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT /4 PM CDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT /4 PM CDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP 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 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.

&&

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