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Rip Current Statement
FLZ108-112-114-290800-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0061.000000T0000Z-140729T0800Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
1123 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014 /1023 AM CDT MON JUL 28 2014/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* LOCATION...THE BEACHES OF WALTON...BAY...FRANKLIN AND GULF
COUNTIES.

* TIMING...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH
AND SURF HEIGHTS OF 2 TO 3 FEET IS EXPECTED TO CREATE A HIGH
RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

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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