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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
415 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

FLZ172-173-031800-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0022.000000T0000Z-160503T1800Z/
COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
415 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE DANGEROUS
  CONDITIONS FOR SWIMMERS ALONG THE BEACHES OF BROWARD AND MIAMI-
  DADE COUNTIES.

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.

&&

$$


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