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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
402 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

FLZ033-038-124-125-252300-
/O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0006.170325T0802Z-170325T2300Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-
402 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY ALONG THE
  BEACHES. RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING AND SURF WILL BE ROUGH
  AT TIMES FOR ALL SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

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.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

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