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coastal hazard message
national weather service taunton ma
353 am edt mon sep 22 2014
...high surf advisory for the ocean exposed beaches of the south
coast including the cape and islands today...
maz020>024-riz006>008-221600-
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southern bristol ma-southern plymouth ma-barnstable ma-dukes ma-
nantucket ma-washington ri-newport ri-block island ri-
353 am edt mon sep 22 2014
...high surf advisory now in effect from 8 am this morning to
6 pm edt this evening...
* location...ocean exposed beaches of the south coast including
the cape and islands.
* surf height...5 to 10 feet.
* timing...into this evening.
* impacts...high risk of dangerous surf and rip currents. also
viewers of large surf should be in safe areas well away from
possible splash over. large waves can sweep a person into the
water from what may seem to be a safe viewing area.
precautionary/preparedness actions...
a rip current...sometimes mistakenly called an undertow...is a
strong but narrow current of water flowing from the beach to the
surf zone. it can rapidly carry a swimmer into deeper water and
exhaust an individual trying to swim against it.
if you are a poor swimmer and are caught in a rip current...swim
parallel to the beach until out of its pull. another means of
escape for those who are good swimmers is to ride the current out
beyond the surf zone where the rip current dissipates...then swim
toward shore outside the effect of the narrow rip current.
do not attempt to swim back to shore directly against the
current...it can exhaust and drown even the strongest swimmer.
heed the advice of the beach patrol and swim only at guarded
beaches. watch your children. be especially cautious near piers
and jetties where rip currents can be enhanced.
in addition...viewers of large surf should be in safe areas well
away from possible splash over. individual waves may be more than
twice the significant wave height...which can sweep a person into
the water from what may seem to be a safe viewing area. falling
into the turbulent and sometimes rocky waters can result in
injury that reduces the chance of survival.
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coastal hazard message
national weather service new york ny
449 am edt mon sep 22 2014
...high risk of rip currents today...
nyz075-080-081-178-179-230000-
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kings (brooklyn)-southwestern suffolk-southeastern suffolk-
southern queens-southern nassau-
449 am edt mon sep 22 2014
...high rip current risk in effect through this evening...
the national weather service in new york has issued a high rip
current risk...which is in effect through this evening.
* locations...atlantic ocean facing beaches
* rip current risk...high.
* surf height...4 to 6 feet.
* lightning risk...none.
* timing...into this evening.
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 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.
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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