• Rip Current Statement

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    FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-150000- /O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0026.180914T0731Z-180915T0000Z/ Southern Brevard County-Indian River-St. Lucie-Martin- Coastal Volusia County-Northern Brevard County- 331 AM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018 ...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...The threat for strong rip currents will be present all day, however the risk will be highest this afternoon due to tidal effects. * IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents are likely today. 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. $$

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