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

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
442 PM EDT THU JUL 21 2016

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENT DEVELOPMENT FRIDAY...

NYZ075-080-081-178-179-221000-
/O.NEW.KOKX.RP.S.0003.160722T1400Z-160723T0100Z/
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
442 PM EDT THU JUL 21 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS...ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACHES OF LONG ISLAND AND NEW YORK
  CITY.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...2 TO 3 FT IN THE MORNING...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT.

* LIGHTNING RISK...LOW. IMPLIES THAT THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS.

* TIMING...RIP CURRENT RISK INCREASING TO HIGH FRIDAY
  MORNING...AND CONTINUING TO BE HIGH THROUGH FRIDAY 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.

&&

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