064  
WHUS42 KTBW 300843  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
443 AM EDT THU APR 30 2015  
   
..RIP CURRENT THREAT CONTINUES ALONG AREA BEACHES
 
 
.A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENT RISK WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS  
EVENING AS ONSHORE WINDS INCREASE AND WAVE ENERGY FOCUSES TOWARDS  
THE COAST.  
 
FLZ050-155-160-162-165-010000-  
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0014.000000T0000Z-150501T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-COASTAL CHARLOTTE-  
COASTAL LEE-  
443 AM EDT THU APR 30 2015  
 
...MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...MODERATE 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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