310  
WHUS42 KMLB 011148 AAA  
CFWMLB  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL  
748 AM EDT MON APR 1 2019  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
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/O.CON.KMLB.RP.S.0010.000000T0000Z-190402T0000Z/  
SOUTHERN BREVARD-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-  
NORTHERN BREVARD-  
748 AM EDT MON APR 1 2019  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
* TIMING...THE RIP CURRENT THREAT WILL BE HIGH ALONG THE BEACHES  
OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA TODAY. THE THREAT WILL BE HIGHEST FROM  
9:30 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH 3:30 PM THIS AFTERNOON, DUE TO THE  
EFFECTS OF LOW TIDE. THE NEXT LOW TIDE WILL OCCUR AROUND 12:30  
PM THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AGAIN  
TODAY. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT ALMOST 300 SURF RESCUES WERE  
REPORTED BY BEACH AUTHORITIES THIS PAST WEEKEND BETWEEN  
VOLUSIA AND BREVARD COUNTIES.  
 
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 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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