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Rip Current Statement


New Event Expired

Start Time

Sat 01/12/2019 01:20 AM EST

End Time

Sat 01/12/2019 09:00 PM EST




Low impact

Full Alert Message

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Miami FL 120 AM EST Sat Jan 12 2019 FLZ168-172-173-121600- /O.NEW.KMFL.RP.S.0001.190112T0620Z-190113T0200Z/ Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade- 120 AM EST Sat Jan 12 2019 ...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 this evening. * IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents pose a hazard to swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Swimming is not recommended. 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. &&