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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
700 AM PDT SUN JUN 7 2015

...RIP CURRENT SAFETY AND AWARENESS...

THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL
SEA GRANT PROGRAM, AND UNITED STATES LIFESAVING ASSOCIATION
(USLA) ARE PARTNERED IN THEIR SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL BREAK THE GRIP
OF THE RIP! AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AS A PART OF THE NWS WEATHER READY
NATION SUMMER SEASONAL CAMPAIGN. THE CAMPAIGN IS DEDICATED TO
RAISING AWARENESS AMONG THE PUBLIC OF THE DANGERS OF RIP CURRENTS
AND OTHER BEACH HAZARDS.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR THE BEACH, CHECK THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICIAL SURF ZONE FORECASTS AND/OR BEACH ADVISORIES
AND CLOSINGS LINK. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK WATER CONDITIONS BEFORE GOING TO
THE BEACH BY LOOKING AT THE LOCAL BEACH FORECAST. ONLY SWIM AT A BEACH
WITH LIFEGUARDS. THE CHANCES OF DROWNING AT A BEACH WITH LIFEGUARDS ARE
1 IN 18 MILLION (USLA). TALK TO THE LIFEGUARD OR BEACH PATROL, NO ONE
WILL KNOW THE CURRENT WATER CONDITIONS BETTER THAN THEY WILL.

LEARN HOW TO SPOT A RIP CURRENT AT WWW.RIPCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV THE BREAK
THE GRIP OF THE RIP! FREE ONLINE TRAINING WILL HELP YOU LEARN HOW TO
SPOT A RIP CURRENT. BEING PREPARED CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE
AND DEATH. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO BEACH AND INTO THE WATER AND BREAK THE
GRIP OF THE RIP!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BEACH HAZARDS VISIT:
HTTP://WWW.RIPCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV/BEACH_HAZARDS.SHTML
HTTP://WWW.USLA.ORG

$$

HARRISON



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