293  
WHUS42 KMFL 200603  
CFWMFL  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL  
203 AM EDT WED MAR 20 2019  
 
FLZ168-172-173-201415-  
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0014.000000T0000Z-190321T0000Z/  
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-  
203 AM EDT WED MAR 20 2019  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SURF WILL  
POSE A HAZARD TO SWIMMERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS.  
SWIMMING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF 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, BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND  
SIGNS.  
 
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND  
FLOAT. DON'T 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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