200  
WHUS42 KTBW 190905  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
505 AM EDT SAT APR 19 2014  
 
...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES OF WEST CENTRAL  
AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY...  
 
.GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND A PASSING COLD FRONT WILL  
PRODUCE A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES TODAY.  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-191715-  
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0018.140419T0905Z-140420T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
505 AM EDT SAT APR 19 2014  
   
..RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A RIP CURRENT  
RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...INCREASED RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES. RIP CURRENTS  
ARE VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN PULL EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMERS  
OUT INTO DEEPER WATER.  
 
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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