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    • Rip Current Statement

      Rip Current Statement in effect until Tuesday, 9:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

    ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
    EVENING...
    ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

    * LOCATION...THE ATLANTIC BEACHES.

    * RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

    * SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 5 FEET.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
    FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN
    SANDBARS AND NEAR 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.

    SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...RELAX AND
    FLOAT...AND DO NOT SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE...SWIM IN A
    DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE...FACE THE
    SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

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