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WHUS42 KTAE 291357
CFWTAE

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
957 AM EDT MON SEP 29 2014


FLZ115-292200-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0071.140929T1400Z-140929T2200Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
957 AM EDT MON SEP 29 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION...FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES INCLUDING SAINT GEORGE ISLAND

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING

* BEACH FLAGS...RED

* SURF...1 TO 2 FEET

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SURF AND HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS

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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