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WHUS42 KTAE 161507
CFWTAE

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1107 AM EDT WED AUG 16 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK ALONG GULF COUNTY BEACHES...

FLZ114-170900-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0085.170816T1507Z-170817T0900Z/
COASTAL GULF-
1107 AM EDT WED AUG 16 2017 /1007 AM CDT WED AUG 16 2017/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT ALONG GULF
COUNTY BEACHES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR...AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.

HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND SIGNS
BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT DO NOT SWIM
AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD
WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED.

&&

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