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    • Rip Current Statement

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

    ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
    MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

    * LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND ATLANTIC OCEAN
    BEACHES

    * RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH

    * SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 5 FT.

    * TIMING...FROM THIS MORNING INTO THIS EVENING.

    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 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.

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