322  
WHUS42 KMLB 190834  
CFWMLB  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL  
434 AM EDT MON JUN 19 2017  
 
FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-191645-  
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0022.170619T1000Z-170620T0000Z/  
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-  
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-  
434 AM EDT MON JUN 19 2017  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP  
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* TIMING...STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALL DAY, WITH THE  
HIGHEST THREAT OCCURRING BETWEEN 7:00 AM AND 1:30 PM 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, 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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