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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
112 PM CDT TUE OCT 14 2014

...A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES ACROSS THE
BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE THROUGH THE
REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON...

.LONG PERIOD SWELLS AND HIGH TIDAL RANGES COMBINED WITH A STRONG
WESTERLY WIND FLOW WILL RESULT IN A HIGH RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS THIS AFTERNOON.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-142300-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0019.000000T0000Z-141014T2300Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
112 PM CDT TUE OCT 14 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* IMPACTS...MORE FREQUENT...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES
  OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

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 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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PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM




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