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Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
324 AM EDT Fri May 25 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK ALONG WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES
TODAY...

.Onshore winds and surf heights 2 to 3 feet will result in a high
risk for life threatening rip currents today.

FLZ108-112-260700-
/O.EXT.KTAE.RP.S.0060.000000T0000Z-180526T0900Z/
South Walton-Coastal Bay-
324 AM EDT Fri May 25 2018 /224 AM CDT Fri May 25 2018/

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

* SURF HEIGHT...2 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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