Rip Current Statement
308 AM EDT Fri Oct 19 2018
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
* TIMING...Through this evening.
* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose hazard to
swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards and swimming is not
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
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.