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  • Rip Current Statement

    Miami-Dade, FL

    327 AM EDT SUN APR 30 2017

    ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
    MORNING...

    * TIMING...THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

    * IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST ALONG
    THE EAST COAST BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA, WHICH WILL BE
    HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF.

    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.

    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.

    SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
    DON'T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
    SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
    FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
    CURRENT.



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