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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
332 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS EAST COAST BEACHES EXTENDED UNTIL
EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...

FLZ168-172-173-271000-
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COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
332 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING...

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL
  CONTINUE ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC CONTINUES
  TO PROVIDE EASTERLY WINDS ALONG THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA...
  WHICH IS GENERATING RIP CURRENTS.

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...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.

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