Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
823 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

FLZ050-151-155-160-251800-
/O.EXP.KTBW.CF.S.0002.000000T0000Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.EXP.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0021.170525T1223Z-170525T1800Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
823 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...GUSTY ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  SURF WHICH IN TURN WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT
  AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* 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. 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.

&&

$$

FLZ139-142-148-149-251330-
/O.EXP.KTBW.CF.S.0002.000000T0000Z-170525T1200Z/
COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
823 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT HAS EXPIRED...

WINDS AND SEAS ON GULF WATERS ARE DECREASING THIS MORNING...
ALLOWING WATER LEVELS ALONG THE COAST TO DROP.



$$

FLZ162-165-251800-
/O.EXP.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0021.170525T1223Z-170525T1800Z/
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
823 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...GUSTY ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  SURF WHICH IN TURN WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT
  AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* 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. 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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