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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
937 AM EDT THU APR 30 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT BAY COUNTY BEACHES TODAY...

.NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS AND SURF HEIGHT AROUND 2 FEET
TODAY AT BAY COUNTY BEACHES WILL GIVE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

FLZ112-010300-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0027.150430T1337Z-150501T0300Z/
COASTAL BAY-
937 AM EDT THU APR 30 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION: BAY COUNTY BEACHES.

* SURF: 1 TO 2 FEET.

* IMPACTS: STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY
  TODAY...WHICH COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO THOSE ENTERING THE WATER.

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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