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WHUS42 KTAE 231514
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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1114 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR PORTIONS OF THE PANHANDLE AND
THE BIG BEND...

FLZ108-112-115-240800-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0059.180523T1514Z-180524T0800Z/
South Walton-Coastal Bay-Coastal Franklin-
1114 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018 /1014 AM CDT Wed May 23 2018/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect through late tonight.

* TIMING...Today and Tonight.

* SURF...2 to 4 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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