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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
501 PM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

FLZ168-172-173-291200-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0025.000000T0000Z-150529T1200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
501 PM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL
  CONTINUE ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING DUE
  TO THE EASTERLY WIND FLOW.

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...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.

&&

$$

GREGORIA



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