Severe Weather Alerts - Siesta Key, FL
Rip Current Statement
Rip Current Statement in effect until 7:00 PM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Continued wave action along with gusty
winds will maintain a high risk for rip currents through this
* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Life threatening Rip Currents are likely
to continue through today. Always swim near a lifeguard, and
never swim alone!
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. For maximum safety...swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to flags and signs.
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 and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.