• Rip Current Statement

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    FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-130000- /O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0015.180712T1200Z-180713T0000Z/ Southern Brevard County-Indian River-St. Lucie-Martin- Coastal Volusia County-Northern Brevard County- 401 AM EDT Thu Jul 12 2018 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a High Rip Current Risk, which is in effect from 8 AM EDT this morning through this evening. * TIMING...The threat for dangerous rip currents will be present all day, however the risk will be particularly high from approximately 11 AM through 5 PM near low tide. * IMPACTS...Rip currents will be dangerous and life threatening. Numerous water rescues occurred yesterday, with similar strong rip current conditions expected today. Always swim near a lifeguard! 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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