Lower Baldwin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 8:38 AM CDT on September 01, 2014

...High rip current risk in effect through Tuesday morning...

The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a high rip current risk...which is in effect through Tuesday morning.

* Impacts...dangerous rip currents in the surf zone today. Continue to monitor for later statements as updates are received from local lifeguards today.

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 and the beach patrol. Pay attention to flags and posted signs.

If you become caught in a rip current...do not panic. Remain calm and begin to swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the force of the rip current...begin to swim back to the beach. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. Even a strong swimmer can become exhausted quickly.

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