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Rip Current Threat
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Issued: 1055 AM EDT Wed Oct 16 2019


Lingering northeast swells will result in a moderate risk of 
life-threatening rip currents at area beaches today. While rips
will be present all day, the threat will be highest after 130 PM
due to tidal effects.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at breaks in the sandbar and 
near piers and jetties. If caught in a rip current, don't panic!
Instead, relax and float, and signal to shore, if possible. Never
swim directly against a rip current. Instead, if you are able, 
swim parallel to shore until you feel the pull weaken, then swim 
toward shore at an angle away from the current. Remember to swim 
only near a lifeguard, and never swim alone.

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