841  
WHUS42 KTBW 130829  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
429 AM EDT WED AUG 13 2014  
 
...MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES AT AREA BEACHES  
TODAY...  
 
.ONSHORE WINDS WILL KEEP AN ELEVATED RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IN  
EFFECT TODAY.  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-132200-  
/O.EXT.KTBW.RP.S.0025.000000T0000Z-140813T2200Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
429 AM EDT WED AUG 13 2014  
   
..RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
* TIMING...TODAY.  
 
* 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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