LEE County, Florida
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Rip Current Statement
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-021000-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-150803T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
357 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

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

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...MARINE CONDITIONS SUPPORT STRONGER OR
MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO
NOT FIGHT IT BY TRYING TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE. TRY TO GET THE
ATTENTION OF LIFEGUARDS BY CALLING OUT OR WAVING YOUR HANDS.
IF YOU ARE ABLE OR IF NO HELP IS AVAILABLE...SWIM PARALLEL TO
THE BEACH UNTIL THE CURRENT WEAKENS...AND THEN SWIM TOWARD
SHORE.

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 AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

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