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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
315 AM EDT SUN OCT 22 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT FOR THE BEACHES OF
NORTHWEST FLORIDA FROM ST GEORGE ISLAND THROUGH WALTON COUNTY...

.RELATIVELY STRONG EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS TODAY WILL CAUSE AN
INCREASE IN SURF TO 2 TO 4 FEET, ALONG WITH FREQUENT AND STRONG
RIP CURRENTS.

FLZ108-112-114-115-231000-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0101.171022T0715Z-171024T0900Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
315 AM EDT SUN OCT 22 2017 /215 AM CDT SUN OCT 22 2017/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR...AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.

HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND SIGNS
BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT DO NOT SWIM
AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD
WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED.

&&

$$

FOURNIER



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