« View county listRip Current Statement
605 PM EDT Thu Sep 20 2018
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect from Friday morning through
* LOCATIONS...Atlantic beaches of southeastern Suffolk county.
* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...High risk of rip current
development with surf height of 3 to 4 feet.
* TIMING...Friday morning through early Friday evening.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars and near structures such as groins, jetties, and piers.
Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any surf
hazards and heed their advice. Pay attention to flags and posted
signs and swim in life guarded areas.
Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float, and do not 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.