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coastal hazard message
national weather service taunton ma
434 pm edt wed aug 27 2014
...hurricane cristobal will bring dangerous surf and rip currents
to south facing ocean beaches of rhode island and massachusetts
through at least thursday night...
southern bristol ma-barnstable ma-dukes ma-nantucket ma-
washington ri-newport ri-block island ri-
434 pm edt wed aug 27 2014
...high surf advisory remains in effect from 8 pm this evening to
8 pm edt thursday...
* location...south coast of rhode island and massachusetts
including nantucket...marthas vineyard and block island.
* surf height...6 to 12 feet.
* timing...from 8 pm tonight to 8 pm thursday night. this may have
to be extended into friday.
* 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. falling into
the turbulent and sometimes rocky waters can result in injury
that reduces the chance of survival.
precautionary/preparedness actions...
a rip current...sometimes mistakenly called an 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 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.
whus41 kokx 272039
coastal hazard message
national weather service new york ny
439 pm edt wed aug 27 2014
...high surf and dangerous rip currents through thursday...
kings (brooklyn)-southwestern suffolk-southeastern suffolk-
southern queens-southern nassau-
439 pm edt wed aug 27 2014
...high surf advisory remains in effect until 10 pm edt
* locations...atlantic facing beaches from new york city to
* waves and surf...5 to 8 ft through thursday.
* timing...waves will begin to subside late thursday.
* impacts...dangerous rip currents can be expected through
thursday. minor beach erosion and some wash-over
possible...especially around the times of high tide thursday
precautionary/preparedness actions...
a high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing rip currents and localized beach
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 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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