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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
424 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES...

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-310100-
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SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
424 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES.

* TIMING...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS IN EFFECT TODAY. THE
  GREATEST SEAWARD PULL FROM RIP CURRENTS WILL OCCUR AROUND THE
  TIME OF LOW TIDE IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...STRONG LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL CAUSE
  HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES
  TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...NEVER ATTEMPT TO SWIM
DIRECTLY AGAINST IT...AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY. INSTEAD...TREAD
WATER AND THEN SWIM AT AN ANGLE AWAY FROM THE CURRENT. THEN ONCE
OUT OF THE CURRENT...SWIM DIRECTLY BACK TOWARD THE BEACH.

&&

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