Coastal Flood Advisory

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

Until 08:00 AM. Friday, Oct 06, 2017

FLZ124-GAZ154-166-070000- /O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0018.171006T1132Z-171007T0000Z/ /O.CON.KJAX.CF.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-171007T0000Z/ COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN- 732 AM EDT FRI OCT 6 2017 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING. * COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL OCCUR AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE ALONG LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND NASSAU COUNTY DUE TO THE KING TIDES. * TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS. MINOR INUNDATION OF SALTWATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD RESULT IN SOME ROADS BECOMING IMPASSABLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE. 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