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Rip Current Statement

Status

Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Fri 09/14/2018 03:23 AM EDT

End Time

Fri 09/14/2018 08:00 PM EDT

Significance

Statement

Impacts

Low impact

Headline

...HIGH SURF AND HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AT OCEAN BEACHES INTO THIS EVENING...

Full Alert Message

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service New York NY 323 AM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018 ...HIGH SURF AND HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AT OCEAN BEACHES INTO THIS EVENING... NYZ075-080-081-178-179-150000- /O.CON.KOKX.SU.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-180915T0000Z/ /O.CON.KOKX.RP.S.0021.000000T0000Z-180915T0000Z/ Kings (Brooklyn)-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk- Southern Queens-Southern Nassau- 323 AM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018 ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... * LOCATIONS...Along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront. * SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK AND TIMING...High rip current risk and high surf into this evening. Surf heights 7 to 10 ft this morning, and gradually subsiding through the day. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...Large breaking waves will result in widespread beach erosion and flooding with minor damage possible to base of dune structures. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in sandbars and near structures such as groins, jetties, and piers. Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any surf hazards and heed their advice. Pay attention to flags and posted signs and swim in life guarded areas. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float, and do not 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. &&