816  
WHUS42 KTBW 170000  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
800 PM EDT THU OCT 16 2014  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-170100-  
/O.EXP.KTBW.RP.S.0029.000000T0000Z-141017T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
800 PM EDT THU OCT 16 2014  
   
..RIP CURRENT RISK WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
 
 
WHILE THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS HAS DIMINISHED...SWIMMERS SHOULD  
STILL BE AWARE THAT RIP CURRENTS REMAIN POSSIBLE ALONG THE BEACHES  
OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY.  
 
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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