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Type HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT

Coastal Flood Warning, Watch, or Statement

Issued By NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
Issuing Time Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:56:00 PDT
Broadcast Time Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:56:00 PDT
Valid Until Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:00:00 PDT
Brief Description HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
Detailed Description COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NASSAU-DUVAL-ST JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN- 256 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT. TIMING...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY...AS SWELLS FROM EDOUARD ENTER THE COASTAL WATERS. IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS ARE STRONG AND DANGEROUS...FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE. 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 GROINS... 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 CURRENT...DO 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.
       
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