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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1045 AM EST Wed Nov 13 2019

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES...

.Prevalent offshore flow with a slight easterly component to it
will make for a moderate rip current risk today for all county
beaches except Franklin where it is closer to the tight pressure
gradient behind the cold front over South Florida. The winds are
slightly stronger as a result, so the rip current risk is high for
Franklin County beaches.

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Coastal Franklin-
1045 AM EST Wed Nov 13 2019

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

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

* TIMING...Through tonight

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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