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

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000 WHUS41 KOKX 022006 CFWOKX URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY 406 PM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015 ...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AT THE OCEAN BEACHES OF NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING... NYZ075-080-081-178-179-031000- /O.NEW.KOKX.RP.S.0009.150803T1800Z-150804T0100Z/ KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK- SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU- 406 PM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. * LOCATIONS...OCEAN BEACHES OF NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND. * RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH. * SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET. * LIGHTNING RISK...NONE IN THE MORNING...LOW IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. * TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND 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. && $$ MPS

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