934  
WHUS42 KMFL 300727  
CFWMFL  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL  
327 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017  
 
FLZ168-172-173-301530-  
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0016.000000T0000Z-170501T1200Z/  
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-  
327 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY  
MORNING...  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.  
 
* IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST ALONG  
THE EAST COAST BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA, WHICH WILL BE  
HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF.  
 
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.  
 
IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN  
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR  
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO  
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO  
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.  
 
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.  
DON'T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE  
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE  
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP  
CURRENT.  
 

 
 

 
 
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