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Rip Tide Statement
Issued: 8:26 AM Oct. 20, 2020 – National Weather Service
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents.

* WHERE...Along the central Florida Atlantic coast, including
Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie and Martin
Counties.

* WHEN...Through Thursday evening.

* IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away
from shore into deeper water. Entering the water is not
recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
signs.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

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Small Craft Advisory
Issued: 8:22 AM Oct. 20, 2020 – National Weather Service
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...East winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt and seas
5 to 8 feet.

* WHERE...Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 20-60 nm,
Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60 nm, and
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 0-60 nm.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM EDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Wind and wave conditions will be hazardous for small craft.
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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