Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1210 PM CDT MON MAY 4 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
ALONG THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA PANHANDLE...

.A PERSISTENT MODERATE TO STRONG EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY WIND FLOW
WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-050600-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0012.000000T0000Z-150506T1200Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
1210 PM CDT MON MAY 4 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED DUE TO
  THE PRESENCE OF STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS.

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 AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

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