Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
713 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT...

.A CONTINUED ONSHORE SWELL AND WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE A
HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-211100-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0010.000000T0000Z-150421T1100Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
713 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CDT
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* 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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