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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
1021 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...STEADY ONSHORE WEST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS COMBINED WITH A
SOUTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND
WILL RESULT IN AN ELEVATED RISK OF MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER
RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-282100-
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0013.150427T1421Z-150428T2100Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
1021 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE STRONGER
  AND MORE FREQUENT FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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