Coastal Miami Dade County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 2:49 AM EST on November 29, 2014

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

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

* Timing...this morning through this evening.

* Impacts...dangerous rip currents are expected along the Atlantic beaches due to rough surf. Swimming is not advised.

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

If you become caught in a rip 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.