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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
414 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-300000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0029.160829T0814Z-160830T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
414 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

...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...THE THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL BE IN PLACE ALL DAY,
  HOWEVER, IT WILL BE HIGHEST BETWEEN 930 AM AND 330 PM DUE TO
  TIDAL EFFECTS.

* IMPACTS...A 15 TO 16 SECOND LONG PERIOD EASTERLY SWELL,
  GENERATED BY DISTANT MAJOR HURRICANE GASTON IN THE CENTRAL
  ATLANTIC, WILL CONTINUE TO PILE UP WATER BEHIND THE SAND BAR
  TODAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN NUMEROUS STRONG RIP CURRENTS IN THE
  SURF ZONE. THE SEAWARD PULL OF A RIP CURRENT CAN BE LIFE
  THREATENING. ONLY SWIM IN THE OCEAN NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE...FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
411 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

FLZ168-172-173-300000-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0027.000000T0000Z-160830T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
411 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

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

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE CREATE
  DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR 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 GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. 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.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE... FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED... FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$


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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
305 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

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

FLZ033-038-124-125-GAZ154-166-292100-
/O.EXT.KJAX.RP.S.0007.000000T0000Z-160830T2100Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COASTAL GLYNN-
COASTAL CAMDEN-
305 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

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

* TIMING...THROUGH 5 PM TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING. ROUGH SURF
  NEAR 3 TO 4 FEET IS ALSO EXPECTED WHICH CAN KNOCK YOU DOWN.
  LONGSHORE CURRENTS MAY BE STRONG AND PUSH YOU INTO RIP
  CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

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.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE... FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED... FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$

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