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Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service New York NY
345 PM EDT Tue Aug 21 2018

...High Risk of Rip Currents Wednesday...

NYZ075-080-081-178-179-220345-
/O.NEW.KOKX.RP.S.0020.180822T1000Z-180823T0100Z/
Kings (Brooklyn)-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-
Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
345 PM EDT Tue Aug 21 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect from Wednesday morning through
Wednesday evening.

* LOCATIONS...Atlantic Ocean Beaches from Brooklyn to Montauk.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...Surf 3 to 6 ft with a High Risk of Rip Currents.

* TIMING...Surf and Rip current risk should be highest in the afternoon/evening.

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.

&&

$$

Maloit



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