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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
901 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...INCREASING WINDS AND SWELL LEADING TO RIP CURRENTS...

.STRONG WEST NORTHWEST WINDS DEVELOPING THIS EVENING WILL LEAD TO
A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ON THE GULF COAST. A SMALL TO MODERATE
NORTHERLY SWELL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
ALONG THE PALM BEACH AND BROWARD COUNTY BEACHES.

FLZ069-082215-
/O.NEW.KMFL.RP.S.0009.160209T0000Z-160210T0000Z/
COASTAL COLLIER-
901 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS ALONG THE GULF COAST OF
  SOUTH FLORIDA WILL RESULT IN STRONG RIP CURRENTS THAT ARE
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR SWIMMERS.

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.

&&

$$

FLZ168-172-082215-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-160210T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-
901 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST
  OF SOUTH FLORIDA WILL RESULT IN STRONG RIP CURRENTS THAT ARE
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR SWIMMERS.

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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