Coastal Flood Warning

Last Updated: 07:34 AM. Friday, Oct 06, 2017 EDT

Until 08:00 AM. Saturday, Oct 07, 2017

FLZ033-038-125-070000- /O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0018.171006T1132Z-171007T0000Z/ /O.CON.KJAX.CF.W.0002.000000T0000Z-171007T1200Z/ ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL DUVAL- 732 AM EDT FRI OCT 6 2017 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING. * COASTAL FLOODING...MODERATE TIDAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED AROUND TIMES OF HIGH TIDE WITHIN THE ST. JOHNS RIVER BASIN AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. MINOR FLOODING WILL OCCUR AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE ALONG LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA. * TIMING...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY. COASTAL FLOODING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS. RIVER AND CREEK FLOODING AROUND HIGH TIDE WILL FLOOD PARKS, CAMPGROUNDS, DOCKS AND BOAT RAMPS. SOME FLOODING OF STRUCTURES AND ROADS IS EXPECTED. THOSE IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS NEED TO HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICIALS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... RESIDENTS IN THE COASTAL FLOOD WARNING AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RISING WATER, AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RISING WATER, AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING. 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. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON'T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. && $$

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Forecast by

Meteorologist Garrett Bedenbaugh