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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
256 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014


FLZ024-025-033-038-GAZ154-166-181000-
/O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0007.140917T0656Z-140919T1000Z/
NASSAU-DUVAL-ST JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
256 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT.

* TIMING...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED THROUGH
  THURSDAY...AS SWELLS FROM EDOUARD ENTER THE COASTAL WATERS.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS ARE STRONG AND DANGEROUS...FLOWING
  QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE.

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 GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

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