Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
232 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

FLZ050-151-155-160-240800-
/O.NEW.KTBW.CF.A.0001.170524T0600Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-170525T0200Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
232 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
COASTAL FLOOD WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
  TIDES.

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...WEDNESDAY THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AT TIMES OF HIGH
  TIDE WILL BE POSSIBLE. OVERWASH ON TO LOW LYING ROADWAYS WILL
  ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...GUSTY ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  SURF WHICH IN TURN WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT
  AREA BEACHES THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL
  BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE AT AREA BEACHES.

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.

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE
ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS...AND TAKE ACTION TO
PROTECT PROPERTY.

&&

$$

FLZ139-142-148-149-240800-
/O.NEW.KTBW.CF.A.0001.170524T0600Z-170525T1200Z/
COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
232 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
COASTAL FLOOD WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
  TIDES.

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...WEDNESDAY THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AT TIMES OF HIGH
  TIDE WILL BE POSSIBLE. OVERWASH ON TO LOW LYING ROADWAYS WILL
  ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE
ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS...AND TAKE ACTION TO
PROTECT PROPERTY.

&&

$$

FLZ162-165-240800-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-170525T0200Z/
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
232 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...GUSTY ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  SURF WHICH IN TURN WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT
  AREA BEACHES THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.


* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL
  BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE AT AREA BEACHES.

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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