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WHUS42 KTAE 010654
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
254 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

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

.ANOTHER DAY OF HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IS FORECAST FOR THE WALTON
COUNTY BEACHES. THIS HIGH RISK MAY EXTEND AS FAR EAST TO PANAMA
CITY. BEACH GOERS SHOULD MONITOR LOCAL RIP CURRENT RISK BY
CHECKING THE BEACH FLAG SYSTEM OR WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROLS.

FLZ108-020000-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0065.140901T0654Z-140902T0000Z/
SOUTH WALTON-
154 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

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

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

* LOCATION...WALTON COUNTY BEACHES.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING

* BEACH FLAGS...RED.

* SURF...2 TO 3 FEET...OCCASIONALLY 4 FEET.

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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