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Rip Current Statement

Status

Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Thu 09/12/2019 02:57 AM EDT

End Time

Fri 09/13/2019 08:00 PM EDT

Significance

Statement

Impacts

Low impact

Headline

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTH FLORIDA ATLANTIC BEACHES THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY EVENING...

Full Alert Message

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Miami FL 257 AM EDT Thu Sep 12 2019 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTH FLORIDA ATLANTIC BEACHES THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY EVENING... FLZ168-172-173-130800- /O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0031.000000T0000Z-190914T0000Z/ Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade- 257 AM EDT Thu Sep 12 2019 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... * TIMING... Through at least Friday evening. * IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will 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. &&