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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
421 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT THREAT AT THE ATLANTIC BEACHES TODAY...

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SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
421 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

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

* TIMING...A HIGH RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL BE PRESENT
  THROUGH THE DAY TODAY; HOWEVER, IT WILL BE GREATEST BETWEEN
  11:00 AM AND 2:00 PM DUE TO TIDAL INFLUENCES.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL MAKE
  ENTERING THE SURF DANGEROUS TODAY.

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 JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO ENTER THE WEATER, ONLY DO SO NEAR NEAR A
LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON`T FIGHT THE
CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE
TO ESCAPE...FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP. IF TIRED,
FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT.

&&

$$

ULRICH



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