Rip Current Statement

FLZ172-173-081800- /O.NEW.KMFL.RP.S.0036.191008T0954Z-191009T0000Z/ Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade- 554 AM EDT Tue Oct 8 2019 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a High Rip Current Risk, which is in effect through this evening. * TIMING...The rip current risk will persist through at least this evening. * IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose a hazard to swimmers. 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, beach patrol flags and signs. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don't 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. && $$