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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KJAX
Issued 10/12/2017 6:55 AM America/New_York.
Valid through 10/21/2017 8:00 PM America/New_York.
whus42 kjax 201903
coastal nassau-coastal glynn-coastal camden-
303 pm edt fri oct 20 2017
...high rip current risk remains in effect through saturday
* timing...high risk for rip currents through saturday.
* impacts...strong rip currents are expected.
rip currents will be life threatening.
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.
swim near a lifeguard. if caught in a rip current remain calm.
don't fight the current. swim in a direction following the
shoreline. if unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave
for help. if tired, float or tread water until out of the rip