Areal Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement
3:43 AM EDT
National Weather Service
... Flood Watch now in effect until midnight...
The Flood Watch is now in effect for
* a portion of South Florida... including the following areas...
coastal Broward... coastal Collier... coastal Miami-Dade...
coastal Palm Beach... far South Miami-Dade... Glades... Hendry...
inland Broward... inland Collier... inland Miami-Dade... inland
Palm Beach... Metro Broward... Metro Miami-Dade and Metro Palm
* Until midnight tonight.
* Periods of locally heavy rainfall will continue across South
Florida through this evening as deep tropical moisture remains
in place across the region.
* Widespread rainfall amounts of a half inch to 2 inches are
expected over South Florida with localized heavier amounts
possible in areas affected by training or slow-moving
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.
728 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Wednesday
* timing... through Wednesday morning.
* Impacts... rough surf and rip currents will continue create
dangerous conditions for swimmers.
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.
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.
Swim near a lifeguard. 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