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Rip Current Statement


Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Tue 09/15/2020 08:03 PM EDT

End Time

Thu 09/17/2020 08:00 PM EDT




Low impact

Full Alert Message

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL 803 PM EDT Tue Sep 15 2020 FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-172215- /O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0025.000000T0000Z-200918T0000Z/ Pinellas-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota- Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee- 803 PM EDT Tue Sep 15 2020 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Dangerous rip currents. * WHERE...Pinellas, Coastal Hillsborough, Coastal Manatee, Coastal Sarasota, Coastal Charlotte and Coastal Lee Counties. * WHEN...Through Thursday evening. * IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. &&