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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
401 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS AT WALTON...BAY...AND GULF COUNTY
BEACHES TODAY...

FLZ115-241015-
/O.EXP.KTAE.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-150124T0900Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
401 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...RIP CURRENT RISK WILL EXPIRE AT 4 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING...

THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY AT FRANKLIN COUNTY
BEACHES. PLEASE SEE THE SURF ZONE FORECAST FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION.

$$

FLZ108-112-114-250900-
/O.EXT.KTAE.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-150125T0900Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
401 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015 /301 AM CST SAT JAN 24 2015/

...RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* LOCATION...WALTON...BAY...AND GULF COUNTIES.

* TIMING...TODAY

* SURF...2 TO 4 FEET

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. 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 AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO
FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS. 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.

&&

$$








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