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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
151 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR WALTON...BAY...AND GULF
COUNTIES IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...

FLZ108-112-114-270000-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0012.150226T0800Z-150227T0000Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
151 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015 /1251 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015/

...RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION: WALTON...BAY...AND GULF COUNTY BEACHES.

* SURF: 3 TO 5 FEET...SLOWLY SUBSIDING IN THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS: STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

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 AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO
FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...
DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE.
ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO
SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A
RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

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