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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
354 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

NYZ075-080-081-178-179-251200-
/O.EXT.KOKX.RP.S.0015.000000T0000Z-160926T0000Z/
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
354 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...ATLANTIC BEACHES OF NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH. LIFEGUARDS ARE NO LONGER ON
  DUTY...PLEASE USE CAUTION AT THE BEACH! THE SURF WILL BE
  DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 5 FEET.

* LIGHTNING RISK...NONE.

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LIFEGUARDS ARE NO LONGER ON DUTY...PLEASE USE CAUTION AT THE
BEACH! THE SURF WILL BE DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS.

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.

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.

&&

$$



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