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Coastal Flood Statement
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WHUS41 KOKX 290159
CFWOKX

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
959 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE EARLY
MORNING...

NYZ075-080-178-179-290300-
/O.CAN.KOKX.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-140829T0600Z/
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHERN QUEENS-
SOUTHERN NASSAU-
959 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH
SURF ADVISORY.

THE CONDITIONS THAT WARRANTED THE ISSUANCE OF THE ADVISORY HAVE
DROPPED BELOW CRITERIA LEVEL. 

$$

NYZ081-290600-
/O.CON.KOKX.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-140829T0600Z/
SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
959 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...ATLANTIC FACING BEACHES FROM BROOKLYN TO MONTAUK.

* SURF...4 TO 7 FT.

* RIP CURRENTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...MINOR BEACH EROSION AND LOCALIZED WASH-OVERS
  POSSIBLE...MAINLY AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS...BEACH
EROSION AND LOCALIZED WASH-OVERS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF 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.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$








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