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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
926 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...HIGH RISK OR RIP CURRENTS AT WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES
TODAY...


FLZ108-112-310000-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0081.160830T1326Z-160831T0000Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-
926 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016 /826 AM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS
EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING

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.

&&

$$



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