Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
344 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...ROUGH SURF AND HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK CONTINUE...

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-271200-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0012.150526T0800Z-150527T1200Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
344 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...DANGEROUS SURF WILL OCCUR ALL DAY. THE GREATEST SEAWARD
  PULL FROM RIP CURRENTS SHOULD BE ABOUT 3 HOURS EITHER SIDE OF
  THE LOW TIDES...WHICH OCCUR AROUND 9 AM AND 930 PM.

* IMPACTS...THREE OCEAN DEATHS AND SEVERAL NEAR DROWNINGS OCCURRED
  SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES. THESE
  DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE.

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

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

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