943  
WHUS41 KOKX 250837  
CFWOKX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY  
437 AM EDT FRI MAY 25 2018  
 
NYZ075-178-179-260100-  
/O.NEW.KOKX.RP.S.0001.180525T1200Z-180526T0100Z/  
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-  
437 AM EDT FRI MAY 25 2018  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING  
THROUGH THIS EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK NY HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP  
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING  
THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* LOCATIONS...THE OCEAN BEACHES OF NEW YORK CITY AND NASSAU  
COUNTY.  
 
* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  
 
* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK MEANS DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY LIFE  
THREATENING CONDITIONS EXIST FOR ALL PEOPLE ENTERING THE SURF.  
PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE HIGH SURF.  
 
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.  
 
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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