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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1043 AM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES...

FLZ108-112-020400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0052.160501T1443Z-160502T0400Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-
1043 AM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016 /943 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016/

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

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

* SURF...2 TO 3 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

HUMPHREYS


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