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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
339 AM EDT THU SEP 21 2017

FLZ168-172-173-220000-
/O.NEW.KMFL.RP.S.0033.170921T0739Z-170923T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
339 AM EDT THU SEP 21 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST ALONG ALL THE
  ATLANTIC BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA, WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR
  THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.

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.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND
FLOAT. DON`T SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A
DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE
SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

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