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  • Rip Current Statement

    Suffolk, NY

    SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
    317 PM EDT WED AUG 16 2017

    ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS
    EVENING...

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

    * RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

    * SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 6 FEET.

    * LIGHTNING RISK...NONE.

    * TIMING...INTO AT LEAST THIS EVENING. THE HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK
    COULD EXTEND INTO THURSDAY.

    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
    SANDBARS AND NEAR 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.

    SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...RELAX AND
    FLOAT...AND DO NOT 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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