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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
956 AM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...

.MODERATE SOUTHEAST WINDS AND AN ONSHORE SWELL WILL BRING A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND THE NORTHWEST
FLORIDA PANHANDLE THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-272300-
/O.NEW.KMOB.RP.S.0015.150527T1456Z-150528T1200Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
956 AM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED.
  THE SURF IS DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE ENTERING THE SURF. IF YOU
BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP AND 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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