Rip Current Statement
Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
413 PM EDT Sun Aug 25 2019
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Kings
(Brooklyn), Southeastern Suffolk and Southwestern Suffolk.
* RIP CURRENT RISK...High
* TIMING...Through Monday evening.
* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Very strong rip currents will be dangerous
to anyone who enters the surf.
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.