Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
444 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES OF ALABAMA
AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.A STRONG SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW COMBINED WITH INCREASING SWELL
HEIGHTS WELL OFFSHORE WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS TODAY
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-242000-
/O.NEW.KMOB.RP.S.0008.170324T1200Z-170326T0600Z/
MOBILE COASTAL-BALDWIN COASTAL-ESCAMBIA COASTAL-
SANTA ROSA COASTAL-OKALOOSA COASTAL-
444 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED.
  THE SURF IS DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.  RIP CURRENTS ARE LIFE-
THREATENING TO ANYONE ENTERING THE SURF.  SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.
IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.  DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT.
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE.  IF UNABLE TO
ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.  IF TIRED,
FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT.

&&

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