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Rip Current Statement

Status

New Event Expired

Start Time

Sat 05/23/2020 07:00 AM EDT

End Time

Sat 05/23/2020 08:00 PM EDT

Significance

Statement

Impacts

Low impact

Full Alert Message

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Melbourne FL 345 AM EDT Sat May 23 2020 FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-240000- /O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0026.200523T1100Z-200524T0000Z/ Southern Brevard-Indian River-St. Lucie-Martin-Coastal Volusia- Northern Brevard- 345 AM EDT Sat May 23 2020 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING... * WHAT...High Risk of life threatening rip currents expected. * WHERE...Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. * WHEN...From 7 AM EDT this morning through this evening. * IMPACTS...Dangerous swimming conditions will exist in the surf zone again today. Long period Northeast swells will continue to bring a High Risk of strong rip currents to the beaches of east central Florida. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Entering the surf is not recommended. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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 jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and signs. Think twice before entering the surf today. If you choose to do so, 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. &&