754  
WHUS42 KMLB 280946  
CFWMLB  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL  
546 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017  
 
FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-290000-  
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0021.170428T1200Z-170429T0000Z/  
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-  
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-  
546 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNSET
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP  
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* TIMING...STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL OCCUR ALL DAY BUT THE GREATEST  
THREAT WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 1 PM AND SUNSET DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS.  
 
* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY. THE SURF  
ZONE WILL BE DANGEROUS TO ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS.  
 
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 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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