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Beach Hazards Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
734 PM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

CAZ041-087-161300-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0008.180816T0400Z-180818T0400Z/
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
734 PM PDT Wed Aug 15 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...Strong rip currents and surf of 3 to 6 feet mainly
  on south facing beaches.

* TIMING...Through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
  currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Sneaker
  waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches and rock
  jetties.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents...longshore currents...sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Swim near a
lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don`t
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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