Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
440 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

FLZ168-172-173-252245-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0025.000000T0000Z-150526T2200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
440 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL
  CONTINUE ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES TODAY AND TUESDAY. HIGH
  PRESSURE IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
  PERSISTENT EASTERLY WINDS...WHICH WILL BE STRONGER THAN
  YESTERDAY...LEADING TO ROUGH SURF AND LIFE THREATENING RIP
  CURRENTS. NUMEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TODAY.

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...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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