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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1106 AM EDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS IN EFFECT FOR THE BEACHES OF
FRANKLIN COUNTY. ELESWHERE...A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS
IN EFFECT FOR WALTON...BAY...AND GULF COUNTY BEACHES.

.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

FAIRLY STRONG NORTHEAST TO EASTERLY WINDS ARE CONTINUING ACROSS
THE NEARSHORE WATERS CLOSE TO THE BEACHES THIS MORNING...AND THIS
IS LIKELY TO GENERATE SURF HEIGHTS OF 2 TO 3 FEET ONCE AGAIN
TODAY AT BOTH THE WALTON AND FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES. ON
WEDNESDAY...AS THE WINDS BEGIN TO VEER AROUND TO THE SOUTHEAST
AND WEAKEN IN THE AFTERNOON...A MORE UNIFORM 1 TO 2 FOOT SURF
HEIGHT RANGE IS NOW EXPECTED ALL ALONG THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND
PANHANDLE BEACHES. THERE IS THE POSSIBILTY OF AN UPGRADE TO HIGH
RISK AT WALTON COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON.

FLZ115-270500-
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COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1106 AM EDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* LOCATION...FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES

* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING

* BEACH FLAGS...RED

* SURF...3-4 FEET

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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