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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
947 AM EDT WED JUN 21 2017

FLZ139-142-212100-
/O.CON.KTBW.CF.S.0004.000000T0000Z-170621T2100Z/
COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-
947 AM EDT WED JUN 21 2017

...A PROLONGED PERIOD OF STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS ON THE EASTERN
SIDE OF TROPICAL STORM CINDY OVER THE NORTHERN GULF WILL SUPPORT
AN INCREASE IN WATER LEVELS ALONG THE LEVY AND CITRUS COUNTY
COASTLINES TODAY. AS THIS WATER IS PUSHED NORTHWARD COINCIDENT
WITH HIGH TIDE...SOME MINOR COASTAL FLOODING MAY OCCUR IN A FEW
LOCATIONS....

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

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...WATER LEVELS WILL RISE THROUGH MIDDAY AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...WITH IMPROVING CONDITIONS
  EXPECTED BY THIS EVENING.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE NEAR
  TIME OF HIGH TIDE WEDNESDAY FOR LOCATIONS NORMALLY SUSCEPTIBLE
  TO ELEVATED TIDES. OVERWASH ON TO LOW LYING ROADWAYS WILL ALSO
  BE POSSIBLE.

$$

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-220000-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0024.000000T0000Z-170622T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
947 AM EDT WED JUN 21 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...STRONG SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHERLY WINDS AND
  ELEVATED WAVE ACTION WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT DANGEROUS RIP
  CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS 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. FOR MAXIMUM SAFETY...SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.
PAY ATTENTION TO 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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