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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
407 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-270000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0001.170226T1200Z-170227T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
407 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR STRONG LONG SHORE CURRENTS, DEVELOPING ROUGH
SURF AND A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...A STRONG NORTH TO SOUTH FLOWING LONGSHORE CURRENT WILL
  POSE A HAZARD TO THOSE ENTERING THE SURF TODAY. A LINGERING
  OCEAN SWELL WILL ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP
  CURRENTS. ROUGH SURF WILL DEVELOP AT THE BEACHES BY AFTERNOON.
  REMEMBER TO ALWAYS SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFEGUARD.

* TIMING...THROUGH 7 PM.

* LOCATION...EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...A STRONG NORTH TO SOUTH FLOWING LONG SHORE
  CURRENT CAN KNOCK YOU OFF A SANDBAR AND INTO DEEPER WATERS
  MAKING YOU MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO RIP CURRENTS. ROUGH SURF WILL
  ALSO DEVELOP BY AFTERNOON CAUSING A HAZARD TO THOSE ENTERING THE
  SURF. STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE NEAR PIER AND
JETTIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LONGSHORE CURRENTS COMMONLY OCCUR WHEN WAVES APPROACH THE
SHORELINE AT AN ANGLE. THEY CAN BE PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS NEAR A
JETTY OR PIER.

SWIM 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.

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