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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1004 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR WALTON...BAY...
AND FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES...

.SOUTHEASTERLY CONVERGENT FLOW WILL INCREASE SURF HEIGHTS ALONG
FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES TODAY...WHILE SURF HEIGHTS IN THE 2 TO
3 FOOT RANGE ALONG WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES WILL COMBINE
WITH A STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT. THESE INGREDIENTS WILL LIKELY
PRODUCE LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

FLZ108-112-115-270900-
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SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1004 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* SURF HEIGHTS...2 TO 3 FEET.

* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS LIKELY.

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 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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