496  
WHUS42 KJAX 280733  
CFWJAX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL  
333 AM EDT MON MAY 28 2018  
 
FLZ124-125-133-138-GAZ154-166-291000-  
/O.EXT.KJAX.RP.S.0012.000000T0000Z-180529T1000Z/  
COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COASTAL ST. JOHNS-COASTAL FLAGLER-  
COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN-  
333 AM EDT MON MAY 28 2018  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY  
MORNING...  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.  
 
* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP  
TODAY, AND WILL BE DANGEROUS TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS.  
 
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.  
 
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.  
DON'T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE  
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE  
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP  
CURRENT.  
 

 
 

 
 
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