Weather Alerts

Rip Current Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Mobile
  • Baldwin
  • Santa Rosa
  • Okaloosa
  • Escambia

MOBILE COASTAL-BALDWIN COASTAL-ESCAMBIA COASTAL-
SANTA ROSA COASTAL-OKALOOSA COASTAL-
546 AM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...TODAY.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED. THE
SURF IS DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. RIP CURRENTS ARE LIFE-
THREATENING TO ANYONE ENTERING THE SURF. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.
IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON'T FIGHT THE CURRENT.
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO
ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP. IF TIRED,
FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT.

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