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Rip Current Statement

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL 338 PM EDT THU OCT 12 2017 FLZ168-172-173-131000- /O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0035.000000T0000Z-171013T1000Z/ COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE- 338 PM EDT THU OCT 12 2017 ...high rip current risk remains in effect through late tonight... * timing, through early friday morning. * impacts, strong rip currents are forecast to continue along the atlantic beaches, which will be hazardous for those in the surf zone. 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. &&