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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KOKX
Issued 7/23/2017 5:29 PM America/New_York.
Valid through 7/25/2017 9:00 PM America/New_York.
whus41 kokx 242035
southwestern suffolk-southeastern suffolk-
435 pm edt mon jul 24 2017
...high rip current risk now in effect through tuesday evening...
* rip current risk...high.
* surf height...4 to 5 feet.
* timing...through tuesday.
* lightning risk...low.
rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore...which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars and near structures such as groins...jetties...and
piers. talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any
surf hazards and heed their advice. pay attention to flags and
posted signs and swim in life guarded areas.
swim near a lifeguard. if caught in a rip current...relax and
float...and do not 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.