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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
334 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

FLZ033-038-124-125-GAZ154-166-290000-
/O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0005.160528T0900Z-160529T0000Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COASTAL GLYNN-
COASTAL CAMDEN-
334 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF
  ZONE. ROUGH SURF MAY ALSO KNOCK YOU DOWN. REMEMBER TO HEED THE
  ADVICE OF THE LOCAL BEACH PATROL AND FLAG WARNING SYSTEMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

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 AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY
ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SAVE
SOMEONE IN PERIL IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ESCAPE RIP CURRENTS

&&

$$

NELSON

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
540 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-281745-
/O.NEW.KCHS.RP.S.0004.160528T0940Z-160529T0000Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
540 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENTS...WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE
  DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS
  WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
232 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-290100-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0024.160528T1100Z-160529T0100Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
232 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL ARRIVE ALONG THE COAST FROM
  MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL BE INCREASINGLY LIKELY ALONG
  ATLANTIC COAST BEACHES FROM VOLUSIA COUNTY TO THE SPACE AND
  TREASURE COASTS. ESPECIALLY DURING OUTGOING AND LOW TIDE
  PERIODS EARLY THIS MORNING AND AGAIN AFTER 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

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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