Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
412 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

FLZ168-172-173-231615-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0025.150524T0000Z-150526T2200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
412 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THE RIP CURRENT RISK ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES WILL
  INCREASE TO MODERATE ON SATURDAY THEN TO HIGH BY SATURDAY
  EVENING. THE HIGH RISK WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY AND MEMORIAL DAY
  AND INTO TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL BE
  DEVELOPING ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.
  HIGH PRESSURE MOVING OFF THE EASTERN SEABOARD WILL GENERATE
  STRONG ONSHORE WINDS, WHICH WILL LEAD TO ROUGH SURF AND LIFE
  THREATENING RIP CURRENTS. THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL BE
  GREATEST SUNDAY AND MEMORIAL DAY.

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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