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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
858 PM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

FLZ050-151-155-165-230000-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-180723T0200Z/
Pinellas-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Lee-
858 PM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create rip
  currents through 10 PM Sunday.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Strong and frequent rip currents will be
  possible 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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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
858 PM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

FLZ160-162-230000-
/O.CON.KTBW.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-180724T0200Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-180723T0200Z/
Coastal Sarasota-Coastal Charlotte-
858 PM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create rip
  currents through 10 PM Sunday.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Strong and frequent rip currents will be
  possible along area beaches.

* RED TIDE HAZARDS...Possible respiratory irritation in some
  coastal areas.

For red tide forecast information visit
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab/gomx.html

* FLORIDA RED TIDE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION POTENTIAL IMPACTS...
  Symptoms may include coughing...sneezing...and tearing eyes.
  People with respiratory conditions such as asthma...
  emphysema...and other pulmonary diseases may be more
  sensitive. Irritation may vary locally and throughout the day.
  If you experience uncomfortable symptoms...consider going to
  an unaffected beach nearby.

* FLORIDA RED TIDE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION TIMING/LOCATION...NOAA
  FORECAST: Coastal northern/southern Sarasota County: Gulf
  coast...possible Sunday and Monday. Coastal northern/southern
  Charlotte County: Gulf coast and bay regions...possible Sunday
  and Monday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Florida red tide observations...You can find unaffected beaches
by checking reports of recent local observations and data: Mote
Marine Laboratory daily beach conditions at
https://visitbeaches.org and the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) red tide status at
myfwc.com/redtidestatus.

Florida red tide health information...Consult the Florida
Department of Health at: www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-
health/aquatic-toxins/red- tide.html or call the Poison Control
Center at: 1 800 222 1222.

Inclusion of external links does not constitute endorsement by
the Department of Commerce (DOC)/(NOAA) of these external web
sites or the information, products, or services contained
therein.

Florida red tide information sources...red tide forecasts are
provided by the National Ocean Service with data provided by the
FWC and Mote Marine Laboratory.

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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