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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1012 PM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES ACROSS THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA
AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.LONGER PERIOD SWELL AND AN INCREASING TIDAL RANGE WILL MAINTAIN A
HIGH RISK RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-021100-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0017.000000T0000Z-140902T1200Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
1012 PM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
TUESDAY...

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS IN THE SURF ZONE TONIGHT. CONTINUE
  TO MONITOR FOR LATER STATEMENTS AS UPDATES.

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 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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