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  • Rip Current Statement

    Nassau, NY

    Kings (Brooklyn)-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-
    Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
    401 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

    ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
    ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
    MONDAY EVENING...

    The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a High Rip
    Current Risk, which is in effect from Monday morning through
    Monday evening.

    * LOCATIONS...Atlantic Ocean beaches.

    * RIP CURRENT RISK...High.

    * TIMING...Through this evening.

    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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