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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
416 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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/O.CAN.KTBW.CF.A.0001.000000T0000Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KTBW.CF.S.0002.170524T0816Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-170525T0200Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
416 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED...

...COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
  TIDES.

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...TODAY THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AT TIMES OF
  HIGH TIDE WILL BE POSSIBLE. OVERWASH ON TO LOW LYING ROADWAYS
  WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...GUSTY ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  SURF WHICH IN TURN WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT
  AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL
  BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE AT AREA BEACHES.

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...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.

&&

$$

FLZ148-149-242130-
/O.CAN.KTBW.CF.A.0001.000000T0000Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KTBW.CF.S.0002.170524T0816Z-170525T1200Z/
COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
416 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED...

...COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
  TIDES.

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...TODAY THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AT TIMES OF
  HIGH TIDE WILL BE POSSIBLE. OVERWASH ON TO LOW LYING ROADWAYS
  WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
MINOR FLOODING TO DEVELOP. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS...AND TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT
PROPERTY.

$$

FLZ139-142-242130-
/O.UPG.KTBW.CF.A.0001.000000T0000Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KTBW.CF.W.0001.170524T0816Z-170524T2100Z/
/O.NEW.KTBW.CF.S.0002.170524T2100Z-170525T1200Z/
COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-
416 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

...COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS OF 2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
  TIDES.

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...TODAY THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE NEAR
  HIGH TIDE AROUND NOON TODAY. MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AT TIMES OF
  HIGH TIDE WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING THROUGH
  THURSDAY MORNING. OVERWASH ON TO LOW LYING ROADWAYS WILL ALSO BE
  POSSIBLE.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR
IMMINENT. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT
FOR RISING WATER...AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY.

&&

$$

FLZ162-165-242130-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-170525T0200Z/
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
416 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...GUSTY ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  SURF WHICH IN TURN WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT
  AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL
  BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE AT AREA BEACHES.

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...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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