668  
WHUS42 KMFL 212019  
CFWMFL  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL  
419 PM EDT SAT APR 21 2018  
 
FLZ168-220430-  
/O.EXT.KMFL.RP.S.0021.000000T0000Z-180423T0000Z/  
COASTAL PALM BEACH-  
419 PM EDT SAT APR 21 2018  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING
 
 
* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN  
THE SURF ZONE ALONG THE PALM BEACHES.  
 
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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