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WHUS42 KMFL 071346
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
846 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

FLZ069-168-172-173-080000-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-160208T0000Z/
COASTAL COLLIER-COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-
COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
846 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

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

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST
  OF SOUTH FLORIDA WILL RESULT IN STRONG RIP CURRENTS THAT ARE
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR SWIMMERS.

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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