198  
WHUS42 KMFL 231939  
CFWMFL  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL  
339 PM EDT MON OCT 23 2017  
 
FLZ168-172-173-240000-  
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0037.000000T0000Z-171024T0000Z/  
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-  
339 PM EDT MON OCT 23 2017  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.  
 
* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST TO  
OCCUR ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES, WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR  
THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.  
 
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 GROINS, 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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