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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
334 PM CDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.A MODERATE TO STRONG ONSHORE FLOW ALONG THE COASTAL BEACHES OF
ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE TO RESULT IN A HIGH RISK FOR
DANGEROUS RIP CURRENT THROUGH TONIGHT.

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-270600-
/O.NEW.KMOB.RP.S.0021.160726T2034Z-160727T1200Z/
MOBILE COASTAL-BALDWIN COASTAL-ESCAMBIA COASTAL-
SANTA ROSA COASTAL-OKALOOSA COASTAL-
334 PM CDT TUE JUL 26 2016

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

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

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* 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.  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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