756  
WHUS42 KTBW 280737  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
337 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015  
 
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES FROM PINELLAS  
COUNTY SOUTHWARD THROUGH LEE COUNTY...  
 
.BREEZY WESTERLY WINDS WILL HELP FOCUS WAVE ENERGY ON SHORE  
THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-281545-  
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0019.150728T0737Z-150729T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
337 AM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A  
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING  
 
* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...HIGH 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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