Rip Current Statement

Last Updated: 04:39 AM. Monday, Jun 19, 2017 EDT

Until 08:00 AM. Monday, Jun 19, 2017

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-191645- /O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0022.170619T1000Z-170620T0000Z/ SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN- COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY- 434 AM EDT MON JUN 19 2017 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING. * TIMING...STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALL DAY, WITH THE HIGHEST THREAT OCCURRING BETWEEN 7:00 AM AND 1:30 PM DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS. * IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY. THE SURF ZONE WILL BE DANGEROUS TO ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS. 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 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. && $$

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