Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
256 AM EDT WED OCT 18 2017

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-190000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0012.171018T0800Z-171019T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
256 AM EDT WED OCT 18 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT INTO THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ROUGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS,
WHICH IS IN EFFECT INTO THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...EAST WINDS AND SWELL WILL CREATE ROUGH SURF ALONG
  WITH RIP CURRENTS IN THE SURF ZONE.

* TIMING...EXPECT ROUGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE DAY.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF CAN BE MORE DANGEROUS THAN IT
  APPEARS WHILE STANDING ON THE BEACH. HEAVY BREAKING WAVES CAN
  KNOCK YOU OFF A SANDBAR INTO DEEPER WATER OR INTO STRONG
  CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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