Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Miami, FL

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
407 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

...HAZARDOUS RIP CURRENTS ATLANTIC COAST BEACHES THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

FLZ168-172-173-230515-
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COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
407 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL PERSIST ALONG THE
  ATLANTIC BEACHES. SWIMMING IS NOT ADVISED.

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 JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY
ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

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