670  
WHUS41 KOKX 240822  
CFWOKX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY  
422 AM EDT TUE SEP 24 2019  
 
NYZ075-080-081-178-179-250100-  
/O.CON.KOKX.RP.S.0019.000000T0000Z-190925T0100Z/  
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-  
SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-  
422 AM EDT TUE SEP 24 2019  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
* LOCATIONS...THE OCEAN BEACHES OF LONG ISLAND AND NEW YORK CITY.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL BE DANGEROUS  
TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.  
 
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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