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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
402 AM EDT Mon May 21 2018

FLZ168-172-173-211615-
/O.EXT.KMFL.RP.S.0025.000000T0000Z-180523T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
402 AM EDT Mon May 21 2018

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

* TIMING...Through Tuesday Evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong rip currents will be hazardous for those in
  the surf zone along the Atlantic Beaches.

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.

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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