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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Coastal Hazard Message...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
324 AM EDT Tue Apr 17 2018

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-172100-
/O.COR.KTBW.RP.S.0009.000000T0000Z-180417T2100Z/
Pinellas-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-
Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-
324 AM EDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Residual seas and swells on the Gulf of
  Mexico will continue to create a high risk for rip currents
  through this afternoon.


* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Strong rip currents will be hazardous
  for those in the surf zone along area beaches.

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. For maximum safety...swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to 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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