848  
WHUS41 KOKX 190725  
CFWOKX  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY  
325 AM EDT SAT AUG 19 2017  
 
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENT DEVELOPMENT FOR OCEAN BEACHES OF  
EASTERN LONG ISLAND TODAY...  
 
NYZ080-081-200000-  
/O.NEW.KOKX.RP.S.0015.170819T1000Z-170820T0000Z/  
SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-  
325 AM EDT SAT AUG 19 2017  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP  
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* LOCATIONS...OCEAN BEACHES.  
 
* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.  
 
* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 5 FT.  
 
* LIGHTNING RISK...NONE.  
 
* TIMING...TODAY.  
 
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  
SANDBARS AND NEAR STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...JETTIES...AND  
PIERS. TALK TO LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH OFFICIALS TO LEARN ABOUT ANY  
SURF HAZARDS AND HEED THEIR ADVICE. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND  
POSTED SIGNS AND SWIM IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.  
 
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...RELAX AND  
FLOAT...AND DO NOT SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE...SWIM IN A  
DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE...FACE THE  
SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.  
 

 
 

 
 
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