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WHUS42 KMFL 190832
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
332 AM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

FLZ168-172-173-201000-
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Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
332 AM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect from 1 PM EST this afternoon
through Wednesday evening.

* TIMING...This afternoon through at least Wednesday evening

* IMPACTS...Rough surf and rip currents will continue to create
  dangerous waters for swimmers along all Atlantic beaches. Rip
  currents will become strong near structures in the water such
  as piers, jetties and reefs.

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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