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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
425 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-092300-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0009.160209T0925Z-160209T2300Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
425 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE RIP CURRENT THREAT WILL BE MORE PREVALENT AROUND
  THE TIME OF LOW TIDE...BETWEEN 11 AM AND 5 PM.

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 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.

&&

$$

WEITLICH


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