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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1053 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK WILL BE IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.MODERATE TO STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL BRING A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA
PANHANDLE THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-260000-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0014.000000T0000Z-150526T2100Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
1053 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED.
  THE SURF WILL BE 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 AND WAVE YOUR ARMS 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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