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  • Rip Current Statement for Kings (Brooklyn) County, New York
  • Rip Current Statement issued August 06 at 3:03PM EDT until August 06 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 3:03 p.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8 p.m.
  • ...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS INTO THIS EVENING...
    ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
    EVENING...
    * LOCATIONS...ATLANTIC OCEAN FACING BEACHES OF NEW YORK CITY AND
    LONG ISLAND.
    * RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.
    * SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 6 FT.
    * LIGHTNING RISK...MODERATE.
    * TIMING...HIGHEST THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS WILL BE THROUGH EARLY
    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 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.