Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
315 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING...

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KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
315 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...ATLANTIC FACING BEACHES FROM BROOKLYN TO MONTAUK.

* SURF...4 TO 7 FT. HIGHEST ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN LONG
  ISLAND.

* RIP CURRENTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...MINOR BEACH EROSION AND LOCALIZED WASH-OVERS
  POSSIBLE...MAINLY AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS...BEACH
EROSION AND LOCALIZED WASH-OVERS.

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. TALK TO LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH OFFICIALS TO
LEARN ABOUT ANY SURF HAZARDS AND HEED THEIR ADVICE. PAY ATTENTION
TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS AND SWIM IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$

JMC






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