Severe Weather Alerts - Pompano Beach, FL

  • Rip Current Statement

    Rip Current Statement in effect until Thursday, 7:00 PM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...through at least Thursday evening.

* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents pose a hazard to
swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Swimming is not
recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
signs.

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.

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