792  
WHUS42 KMLB 190704  
CFWMLB  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL  
304 AM EDT THU OCT 19 2017  
 
FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-200000-  
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0013.171019T0800Z-171020T0000Z/  
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-  
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-  
304 AM EDT THU OCT 19 2017  
   
..BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH  
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ROUGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS,  
WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* HAZARDS...EAST WINDS AND SWELL WILL CREATE ROUGH SURF ALONG  
WITH RIP CURRENTS IN THE SURF ZONE.  
 
* TIMING...EXPECT ROUGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE DAY.  
 
* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF CAN BE MORE DANGEROUS THAN IT  
APPEARS WHILE STANDING ON THE BEACH. HEAVY BREAKING WAVES CAN  
KNOCK YOU OFF A SANDBAR INTO DEEPER WATER OR INTO STRONG  
CURRENTS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
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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