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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
411 AM EDT TUE SEP 26 2017

FLZ172-173-261615-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0033.000000T0000Z-170928T0000Z/
COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
411 AM EDT TUE SEP 26 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST TO CONTINUE ALONG
  THE ATLANTIC BEACHES, WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE
  SURF ZONE.

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.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. 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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