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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
404 AM EDT Mon Jul 23 2018

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

.Northwesterly or westerly winds today will be 10 to 12 mph. Surf
will still be high from the strong onshore flow yesterday. Surf
will be 2 to 4 feet today.

FLZ108-112-114-240400-
/O.EXT.KTAE.RP.S.0083.000000T0000Z-180724T0400Z/
South Walton-Coastal Bay-Coastal Gulf-
404 AM EDT Mon Jul 23 2018 /304 AM CDT Mon Jul 23 2018/

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

* TIMING...until midnight.

* SURF...2 to 4 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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