324  
WHUS42 KTBW 091851  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
251 PM EDT TUE AUG 9 2016  
 
FLZ050-155-160-162-165-100300-  
/O.EXT.KTBW.RP.S.0021.000000T0000Z-160810T0400Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-COASTAL CHARLOTTE-  
COASTAL LEE-  
251 PM EDT TUE AUG 9 2016  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT  
TONIGHT...  
 
* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH MIDNIGHT.  
 
* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...BREAKING WAVES AROUND 2 FEET HAVE  
CREATED A HIGH RISK OF 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...BEACH PATROL...  
FLAGS AND SIGNS.  
 
IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN  
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR  
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO  
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO  
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.  
 

 
 

 
 
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