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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
329 AM EDT Sat Oct 31 2020

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-311800-
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0029.201031T0729Z-201031T1800Z/
Pinellas-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-
Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-
329 AM EDT Sat Oct 31 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has issued a
High Rip Current Risk, which is in effect until 2 PM EDT this
afternoon.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create rip
  currents through this afternoon.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best
  swimmers away from shore into deeper water. Southward moving
  longshore currents can also move swimmers quickly parallel to
  the beach.

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 Jacksonville FL
237 AM EDT Sat Oct 31 2020

FLZ124-125-133-138-GAZ154-166-010600-
/O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0032.201031T0900Z-201101T0600Z/
Coastal Nassau-Coastal Duval-Coastal St. Johns-Coastal Flagler-
Coastal Glynn-Coastal Camden-
237 AM EDT Sat Oct 31 2020

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

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents expected.

* WHERE...Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida Beaches.

* WHEN...Through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away
  from shore into deeper water.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t 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.

&&

$$

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