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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1115 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY...

WINDS ALONG THE COAST TODAY WILL BE FROM THE NORTHEAST AT 5 TO 10
KNOTS WITH WAVES OF 1 FOOT OR LESS. THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR RIP
CURRENTS FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES BECAUSE THE WINDS ARE
PARALLEL TO THE SHORE. TOMORROW...WINDS WILL BE FROM THE EAST-
SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 KNOTS WITH WAVES OF 1 FOOT OR LESS.

FLZ115-010400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0072.140930T1515Z-141001T0400Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1115 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION...FRANKLIN COUNTY

* TIMING...UNTIL MIDNIGHT

* BEACH FLAGS...RED

* SURF...1 TO 2 FEET


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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
442 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

...MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES TODAY...

.ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE AN ELEVATED RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS
ALONG SUNCOAST AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES TODAY.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-010000-
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0026.140930T0900Z-141001T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
442 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A RIP CURRENT
RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES. RIP
  CURRENTS ARE VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN PULL EVEN THE STRONGEST
  SWIMMERS OUT INTO DEEPER WATER.

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 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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