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000 WHUS41 KOKX 210719 CFWOKX Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service New York NY 319 AM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019 ...High Rip Current Risk through this Evening... NYZ075-080-081-178-179-220000- /O.CON.KOKX.RP.S.0018.000000T0000Z-190922T0000Z/ Kings (Brooklyn)-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk- Southern Queens-Southern Nassau- 319 AM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... * LOCATIONS...Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Kings (Brooklyn), Southeastern Suffolk and Southwestern Suffolk. * TIMING...Through this evening. * SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Very strong rip currents will be dangerous to anyone who enters the surf. 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 sandbars and near structures such as groins, jetties, and piers. Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any surf hazards and heed their advice. Pay attention to flags and posted signs and swim in life guarded areas. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float, and do not 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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