Escambia County, FL
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Flood Warning
ALC053-FLC033-191933-
/O.CON.KMOB.FL.W.0028.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/CTYF1.1.ER.140410T0100Z.140420T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
233 PM CDT FRI APR 18 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE ESCAMBIA RIVER NEAR CENTURY
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
* AT 2PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.3 FEET
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST
* FLOOD STAGE IS 17 FEET
* THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 19.9 FEET BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON THEN BEGIN
FALLING.
* AT 17 FEET, CONSIDERABLE FLOODING OF LOWLANDS WILL OCCUR.

&&

LAT...LON 3100 8718 3100 8715 3090 8728 3077 8729
3077 8733 3093 8731

$$

Rip Current Statement
ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-190000-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0006.000000T0000Z-140419T0000Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
219 AM CDT FRI APR 18 2014

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

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT TO WIDESPREAD RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ALONG THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND
THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

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

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$


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