• Rip Current Statement

    FLZ124-125-133-138-220000- /O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0036.181021T0718Z-181022T0000Z/ Coastal Nassau-Coastal Duval-Coastal St. Johns-Coastal Flagler- 318 AM EDT Sun Oct 21 2018 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a High Rip Current Risk, which is in effect through this evening. * TIMING...Through this evening. * IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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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