Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
352 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS BROWARD/MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

FLZ172-173-031200-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0022.000000T0000Z-160503T1800Z/
COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
352 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE DANGEROUS
  CONDITIONS FOR SWIMMERS ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST BEACHES OF
  BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES.

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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