491  
WHUS42 KTAE 131522  
CFWTAE  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
1122 AM EDT WED SEP 13 2017  
 
...HIGH RISK FOR LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ALONG BEACHES EAST  
OF WALTON COUNTY THROUGH TONIGHT...  
 
FLZ108-131630-  
/O.CAN.KTAE.RP.S.0096.000000T0000Z-170914T0900Z/  
SOUTH WALTON-  
1022 AM CDT WED SEP 13 2017  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IS CANCELLED
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS CANCELLED THE  
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.  
 

 
 
FLZ112-114-115-140900-  
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0096.000000T0000Z-170914T0900Z/  
COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-  
1122 AM EDT WED SEP 13 2017 /1022 AM CDT WED SEP 13 2017/  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
 
 
* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT  
 
* SURF HEIGHTS...2 TO 3 FEET  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.  
 
RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY  
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE  
SANDBAR...AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.  
 
HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND SIGNS  
BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT DO NOT SWIM  
AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD  
WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED.  
 

 
 

 
 
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