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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KOKX
Issued 8/25/2016 4:12 AM America/New_York.
Valid through 8/25/2016 9:00 PM America/New_York.
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southwestern suffolk-southeastern suffolk-
412 am edt thu aug 25 2016
...high rip current risk in effect from 4 pm edt this afternoon
through this evening...
the national weather service in upton has issued a high rip
current risk...which is in effect from 4 pm edt this afternoon
through this evening.
* locations...the ocean beaches of suffolk county.
* rip current risk...moderate...then high late this afternoon and
early this evening.
* surf height...up to 3 feet.
* lightning risk...none.
* timing...late this afternoon and early this evening.
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...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. once you are away from the force of the rip current...
begin to swim back toward the beach. do not attempt to swim
directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.