784  
WHUS41 KOKX 210849  
CFWOKX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY  
449 AM EDT FRI SEP 21 2018  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AT SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK OCEAN BEACHES  
FRIDAY...  
 
NYZ081-212300-  
/O.CON.KOKX.RP.S.0023.180921T1100Z-180921T2300Z/  
SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-  
449 AM EDT FRI SEP 21 2018  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
* LOCATIONS...ATLANTIC BEACHES OF SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK COUNTY.  
 
* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENT  
DEVELOPMENT WITH SURF HEIGHT OF 3 TO 4 FEET.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.  
 
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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