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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
304 AM EDT TUE SEP 26 2017

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-270000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0034.170926T1000Z-170927T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
304 AM EDT TUE SEP 26 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...RIP CURRENTS WILL BE PRESENT AT ANY TIME TODAY AND
  ESPECIALLY AROUND TIMES OF LOW TIDE FROM DAYBREAK THIS MORNING
  THROUGH 9 AM AND AGAIN FROM 6 PM THROUGH 8 PM.

* IMPACTS...NUMEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY FORM, AND
  ESPECIALLY DURING THE TIMES OF THE OUTGOING TIDE. POUNDING SURF
  CAN EASILY KNOCK YOU OFF OF YOUR FEET IF WALKING IN THE SURF.

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 JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.

IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND FLOAT. DON`T SWIM AGAINST
THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE.
IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

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