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Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:50 AM EDT Sep. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a high
rip current risk, which is in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Surf and rip current risk... surf of around 3 feet and a high
risk of rip currents today. The surf may be hazardous at times
for weaker swimmers and rip currents will be life threatening.

* Timing... until this evening. Rip currents may be worse around
the 11 am to 4 PM time frame.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
current.





Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:50 AM EDT Sep. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a high
rip current risk, which is in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Surf and rip current risk... surf of around 3 feet and a high
risk of rip currents today. The surf may be hazardous at times
for weaker swimmers and rip currents will be life threatening.

* Timing... until this evening. Rip currents may be worse around
the 11 am to 4 PM time frame.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
current.