Coastal Palm Beach County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 4:03 PM EDT on October 06, 2015

...High rip current risk remains in effect through Wednesday evening...

* timing...through Wednesday evening and most pronounced between high and low tides.

* Impacts...building northeast swell will lead to a high risk of rip currents at the beaches of Palm Beach and northern Broward County. Lifeguards in Palm Beach County have reported numerous strong rip currents at local beaches. Dangerous swimming conditions will continue.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

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. Heed the advice of lifeguards...beach patrol flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current...Yell for help. Remain not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for help. If you have to swim out of a rip current...swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.