Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
330 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACHES
FOR TODAY INTO THIS EVENING...

NYZ075-080-081-178-179-250000-
/O.NEW.KOKX.RP.S.0024.170924T1200Z-170925T0000Z/
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
330 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS...ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACHES FROM BROOKLYN EAST THROUGH
  SUFFOLK COUNTY.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 6 FEET.

* TIMING...FROM THIS MORNING INTO THIS EVENING.

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. TALK TO LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH OFFICIALS TO
LEARN ABOUT ANY SURF HAZARDS AND HEED THEIR ADVICE. PAY ATTENTION
TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS AND SWIM IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.

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. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...
BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TOWARD THE BEACH. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM
DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$

MALOIT



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