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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
350 PM EDT SUN MAY 22 2016

MAZ020-022-024-RIZ006>008-230200-
/O.CON.KBOX.RP.S.0001.000000T0000Z-160523T0200Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-BARNSTABLE MA-NANTUCKET MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
BLOCK ISLAND RI-
350 PM EDT SUN MAY 22 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...EASTERN COASTS OF CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET. SOUTHERN COASTS OF
  BRISTOL...NEWPORT...AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES INCLUDING BLOCK ISLAND.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 6 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 10 PM TONIGHT.

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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