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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
405 AM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED TODAY AT LOCAL BEACHES...

.Westerly or southwesterly winds of 20 to 25 mph expected today at
local beaches. Surf will be 3 to 5 feet today. Dangerous rip
currents are expected. Some beaches may close the water today.

FLZ108-112-114-115-231200-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0083.180722T0805Z-180723T1200Z/
South Walton-Coastal Bay-Coastal Gulf-Coastal Franklin-
405 AM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018 /305 AM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect through Monday morning.

* TIMING...through tonight.

* SURF...3 to 5 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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