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WHUS42 KTAE 031522
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1122 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY AT FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES...

SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS AS CONDITIONS RETURN TO A TYPICAL SUMMERTIME PATTERN
DOMINATED BY THE SEA BREEZE NEAR THE COAST. SURF HEIGHTS OF 1 TO 2
FEET ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY.

FLZ115-040400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0061.150803T1522Z-150804T0400Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1122 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

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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