Beach Hazard Statement

Last Updated: 03:34 AM. Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 EST

Until 06:00 AM. Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-142300- /O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0017.171114T1000Z-171114T2300Z/ SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN- COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY- 332 AM EST TUE NOV 14 2017 ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ROUGH SURF, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. * HAZARDS...BREEZY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PRODUCE ROUGH SURF AND A SOUTHWARD FLOWING CURRENT ALONG THE BEACHES TODAY. * TIMING...EXPECT ROUGH SURF THROUGH THE DAY. * LOCATION...ALONG THE BEACHES OF VOLUSIA, BREVARD, INDIAN RIVER, SAINT LUCIE, AND MARTIN COUNTIES. * POTENTIAL IMPACTS...THE ROUGH SURF AND SOUTHWARD FLOWING LONGSHORE CURRENT WILL MAKE ENTERING THE WATER DANGEROUS, ESPECIALLY NEAR PIERS AND JETTIES WHERE SEAWARD FLOWING RIP CURRENTS MAY BE STRONG. HEAVY BREAKING WAVES CAN KNOCK YOU OFF A SANDBAR INTO DEEPER WATER OR INTO STRONG CURRENTS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... IF YOU CHOOSE TO ENTER THE WATER, ONLY DO SO NEAR A LIFEGUARD. 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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