St. Lucie Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 3:35 AM EDT on October 10, 2015

... High rip current risk in effect from 7 am EDT this morning
through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a high rip
current risk... which is in effect from 7 am EDT this morning
through this evening.

* Timing... there will be a high risk of rip currents through the
day. More numerous and strong rip currents may occur from late
morning through mid afternoon near the time of low tide.

* Impacts... strong and life threatening rip currents will create
hazardous swimming conditions at east central Florida beaches.

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 jetties and
piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol flags and

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.


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