401  
WHUS42 KTBW 290835  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
435 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014  
   
..MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES TODAY
 
 
.BREEZY WESTERLY WINDS WILL KEEP A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS  
IN EFFECT FOR THE BEACHES OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA  
THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-300000-  
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0023.000000T0000Z-140730T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
435 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014  
   
..RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
* TIMING...THROUGH TUESDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES. RIP  
CURRENTS ARE VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN PULL EVEN THE STRONGEST  
SWIMMERS OUT INTO DEEPER WATERS.  
 
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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