Severe Weather Alerts - Fort Lauderdale , FL
Rip Current Statement
Rip Current Statement in effect until Wednesday, 8:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...
* TIMING...through at least Wednesday evening.
* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents and rough surf will
pose a hazard to swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards.
Swimming is not recommended.
There is a high risk of rip currents.
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, beach patrol flags and
Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don't 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.