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Officials: Beware of Rip Currents off SoFla

Rip currents run perpendicular to the beach into the ocean

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    A rip tide is a strong channel of water flowing seaward from near the shore.

     

    Emergency management officials are warning South Floridians to be careful about rip currents as they can be dangerous.
     
    Florida Division of Emergency Management officials on Thursday said beachgoers in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties should be aware of the potential for rip currents along the east central beaches of Florida.
     
    Official said that when red flags are flying, people should know that swimming in the ocean can be dangerous.
     
    Ocean swells from Tropical Storm Don may also create high waves in the Gulf coast region.
     
    Officials said a rip current is a narrow, powerful current that runs perpendicular to the beach into the ocean.