Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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000 WHUS41 KOKX 292150 CFWOKX URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY 550 PM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015 ...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT THE OCEAN BEACHES SATURDAY... NYZ075-080-081-178-179-300900- /O.NEW.KOKX.RP.S.0001.150530T1200Z-150531T0100Z/ KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK- SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU- 550 PM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. * LOCATIONS...OCEAN BEACHES OF LONG ISLAND. * RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH. * SURF HEIGHT...2 TO 4 FEET. * LIGHTNING RISK...NONE. * TIMING...SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. TALK TO LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH OFFICIALS TO LEARN ABOUT ANY SURF HAZARDS AND HEED THEIR ADVICE. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS AND SWIM IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS. 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. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT... BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TOWARD THE BEACH. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY. && $$ PW

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