Coastal Volusia County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 2:21 AM EDT Oct. 28, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect from 6 am EDT this morning
through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a beach
hazards statement for rough surf and rip currents from 6 am EDT
this morning through this evening.

* Hazards... rough surf along with rip currents at area beaches.

* Timing... rough surf and rip currents will be present through
this evening.

* Location... the beaches of Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Saint
Lucie and Martin counties.

* Potential impacts... rough pounding surf and life threatening
rip currents are possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Rough surf can often be more dangerous than it appears while
standing on the beach. Heavy breaking waves can knock you off a
sandbar into deeper water or into a rip current. If caught in a
rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current. Swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape... face the
shore and call or wave for help. If tired, float or tread water
until out of the rip current.


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