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Rip Current Statement

Status

New Event Expired

Start Time

Fri 12/07/2018 02:27 AM EST

End Time

Fri 12/07/2018 07:00 PM EST

Significance

Statement

Impacts

Low impact

Full Alert Message

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Miami FL 227 AM EST Fri Dec 7 2018 FLZ168-172-173-080000- /O.NEW.KMFL.RP.S.0039.181207T0727Z-181208T0000Z/ Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade- 227 AM EST Fri Dec 7 2018 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a High Rip Current Risk, which is in effect through this evening. * TIMING...through at least this evening. * IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose hazard to swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards and swimming is not advised. 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. &&