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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
446 PM EDT THU OCT 19 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM EDT SATURDAY COASTAL PALM
BEACH COUNTY...

...COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SATURDAY REST OF EAST
COASTAL AREAS...

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS BEACHES OF PALM BEACH COUNTY...

FLZ168-200500-
/O.CON.KMFL.CF.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-171022T0000Z/
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0036.000000T0000Z-171020T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-
446 PM EDT THU OCT 19 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT
SATURDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* COASTAL FLOODING IMPACTS...LIKELY FLOODING OF COASTAL ROADS,
  PARKING LOTS, AND DOCKS IN VULNERABLE AREAS DURING THE TIMES
  OF HIGH TIDE. THE HIGH TIDES WILL BE BETWEEN 8 AND 9 PM
  TONIGHT, AND BETWEEN 830 AND 930 AM FRIDAY.

* COASTAL FLOODING TIMING...COASTAL FLOODING AT HIGH TIDE
  THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY MORNING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST TO
  OCCUR ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES OF PALM BEACH COUNTY TODAY,
  WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

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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