953  
WHUS42 KTBW 300842  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
442 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014  
   
..MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES TODAY
 
 
.ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE AN ELEVATED RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS  
ALONG SUNCOAST AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES TODAY.  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-010000-  
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0026.140930T0900Z-141001T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
442 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 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...MODERATE RISK OF 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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