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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
323 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING...

NYZ075-080-081-178-179-282200-
/O.EXT.KOKX.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-140829T0600Z/
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
323 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...ATLANTIC FACING BEACHES FROM BROOKLYN TO MONTAUK.

* SURF...5 TO 8 FT...LOCALLY 8 TO 10 FT. HIGHEST ACROSS CENTRAL
  AND EASTERN LONG ISLAND.

* RIP CURRENTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...MINOR BEACH EROSION AND LOCALIZED WASH-OVERS EXPECTED
  ALONG THE BEACHFRONT...PARTICULARLY THIS MORNING INTO MID
  AFTERNOON WITH HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS...BEACH
EROSION AND LOCALIZED WASHOVERS.

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. TALK TO LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH OFFICIALS TO
LEARN ABOUT ANY SURF HAZARDS AND HEED THEIR ADVICE. PAY ATTENTION
TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS AND SWIM IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.

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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