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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
312 AM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019


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Coastal Nassau-Coastal Duval-Coastal St. Johns-Coastal Flagler-
Coastal Glynn-Coastal Camden-
312 AM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a High
Rip Current Risk, which is in effect from 8 AM EDT this morning
through this evening.

* LOCATIONS...Northeast Florida and southeast Georgia beaches.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...High risk of rip currents.

* TIMING...through this evening.

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.

&&

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