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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
805 PM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TONIGHT ALONG THE FLORIDA BIG BEND
AND PANHANDLE BEACHES...

FLZ112-114-170900-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0046.000000T0000Z-180417T0900Z/
Coastal Bay-Coastal Gulf-
805 PM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018 /705 PM CDT Mon Apr 16 2018/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT /4 AM
CDT/ TUESDAY...

* SURF HEIGHTS...3 to 5 feet.

* IMPACTS...Minor beach erosion around the time of high tide.
  Dangerous and life threatening rip currents through tonight.

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.

&&

$$

FLZ108-115-170900-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0047.000000T0000Z-180417T0900Z/
South Walton-Coastal Franklin-
805 PM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018 /705 PM CDT Mon Apr 16 2018/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT /4 AM
CDT/ TUESDAY...

* SURF HEIGHTS...1 to 3 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, 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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