Rip Current Statement

Published 07/27 2016 09:46AM

Updated 07/27 2016 09:46AM

Issued at: 07/27/2016 10:00:00 AM EDT
Expires on: 07/27/2016 5:00:00 PM EDT
Counties affected: Walton FLZ108-112-114-272100- /O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0068.160727T1400Z-160727T2100Z/ SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF- 942 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016 /842 AM CDT WED JUL 27 2016/ ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT /4 PM CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT /4 PM CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON. * TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON * IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS 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. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY. && $$

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