746  
WHUS42 KTBW 300813  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
413 AM EDT TUE JUN 30 2015  
   
..MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES TODAY
 
 
.CONTINUED WEST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OVER THE GULF WATERS WILL  
CAUSE A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING AT AREA  
BEACHES.  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-010200-  
/O.NEW.KTBW.BH.S.0007.150630T0900Z-150701T0200Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
413 AM EDT TUE JUN 30 2015  
   
..MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A  
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR A MODERATE RISK OF RIP  
CURRENTS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...MODERATE RISK OF LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
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 AND THE BEACH  
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.  
 
IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM  
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE  
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO  
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG  
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.  
 

 
 

 
 
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