057  
WHUS42 KTAE 112137  
CFWTAE  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
537 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
...LIFE THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENTS ALONG ALL AREA BEACHES  
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...  
 
FLZ108-112-114-115-120700-  
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0101.000000T0000Z-181012T0700Z/  
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-  
537 PM EDT THU OCT 11 2018 /437 PM CDT THU OCT 11 2018/  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EDT /2 AM  
CDT/ FRIDAY...  
 
* SURF HEIGHT...2 TO 4 FEET.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.  
 
* IMPACTS...THE SURF AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS WILL BE VERY  
DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING FOR ALL LEVEL OF SWIMMERS.  
 
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 THE  
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES  
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS, BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND  
SIGNS.  
 
IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN  
CALM, DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR  
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT, SWIM PARALLEL TO  
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO  
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.  
 

 
 

 
 
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