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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
328 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018


FLZ168-172-173-240430-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-180225T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
328 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...Through at least Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS...Rough surf and rip currents will continue to create
  dangerous waters for swimmers along all Atlantic beaches. Rip
  currents will become strong near structures in the water such
  as piers, jetties and reefs.

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.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$

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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
320 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-240000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0001.180223T1200Z-180224T0000Z/
Southern Brevard County-Indian River-St. Lucie-Martin-
Coastal Volusia County-Northern Brevard County-
320 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

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

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect through this evening.

* TIMING...Dangerous rip currents will be present at area beaches
  all day, but the greatest risk will be through this morning and
  again late this afternoon into the evening hours due to tidal
  effects.

* IMPACTS...When the rip current risk is high, the surf is
  dangerous for all levels of swimmers.

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...beach patrol flags and
signs.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$

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