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  • Rip Current Statement

    Palm Beach, FL

    324 AM EDT Fri May 24 2019

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

    * TIMING...Through Memorial Day.

    * IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose a hazard to
    swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Swimming is not
    recommended.

    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.

    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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