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WHUS42 KMFL 210832
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
332 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

FLZ168-172-173-221000-

Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
332 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...Through at least Thursday evening.

* IMPACTS...Rough surf and rip currents will continue to create
dangerous waters for swimmers along all Atlantic beaches. Rip
currents will become strong near structures in the water such
as piers, jetties and reefs.

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.

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