Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1049 AM CDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ACROSS THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND
THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE THROUGH 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.THE COMBINATION OF A STRONG EASTERLY WIND AND ROUGH SURF HAS
LEAD TO A CONTINUED HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH
EARLY THIS EVENING.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-270000-
/O.EXT.KMOB.RP.S.0016.000000T0000Z-140827T0000Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
1049 AM CDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH 7 PM THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL PERSIST THROUGH EARLY EVENING
  WITH NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD RIP CURRENTS LIKELY. CONTINUE TO
  MONITOR FOR LATER STATEMENTS AS UPDATES ARE RECEIVED FROM LOCAL
  LIFEGUARDS TODAY.

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.

&&

$$


PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM




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