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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
339 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

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

FLZ168-172-173-250345-
/O.EXT.KMFL.RP.S.0026.000000T0000Z-141025T1200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
339 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AT THE ATLANTIC BEACHES
  CREATING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SWIMMING.

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 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.

&&

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