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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KTBW
Issued 7/21/2018 5:12 AM America/New_York.
Valid through 7/22/2018 10:00 PM America/New_York.
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512 am edt sat jul 21 2018
...high rip current risk in effect through sunday evening...
the national weather service in tampa bay ruskin has issued a
high rip current risk, which is in effect through sunday evening.
* rip current timing...increasing wave action will create rip
currents through 10 pm sunday.
* rip current impacts...strong and frequent rip currents will be
possible along area beaches.
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. for maximum safety...swim near a lifeguard.
pay attention to 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.