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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service New York NY
349 AM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

NYZ075-080-081-178-179-230100-
/O.CON.KOKX.RP.S.0013.180722T1000Z-180723T0100Z/
Kings (Brooklyn)-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-
Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
349 AM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

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

* LOCATIONS...Atlantic Ocean beaches.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...High.

* TIMING...Through this 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.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
650 AM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

DEZ004-NJZ014-024>026-230100-
/O.CON.KPHI.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-180723T0100Z/
Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
650 AM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

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

* LOCATIONS...The New Jersey and Delaware Atlantic beaches.

* TIMING...Through this evening.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...High.

* WAVES...Breaking waves of 5 to 7 feet in the surf zone.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Very strong rip currents will be life
  threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

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 jetties and
piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

Stay out of the surf. If you are ever caught in a rip current,
relax and float. Do not swim against the current. If you can, swim
in a direction following the shoreline. If you are unable to
escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$

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