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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1209 PM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY AT FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES...

TODAY AND TUESDAY...WINDS SHOULD BE OFFSHORE AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH
DURING THE MORNING HOURS AND THEN SHIFT ONSHORE ALONG THE BEACHES
IN THE AFTERNOON. EXPECT SURF HEIGHTS AROUND 1 TO 2 FEET.

FLZ115-010400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0069.150831T1609Z-150901T0400Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1209 PM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT.

* TIMING...UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

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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