Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hurricane Chris tracking NE....high rip current risk and minor coastal flooding possible with tonight's 7:45 pm high tide



...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE 6 PM EDT TO 9 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...For high rip current risk, the Atlantic Ocean
  beaches of Queens and Nassau counties. For minor coastal
  flooding, vulnerable areas along the bays of southern Queens and
  southern Nassau counties.

* TIMING...High rip current risk, 8 am through 9 pm today.
  Wednesday. Minor coastal flooding 6 pm through 9 pm this
  evening.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...High.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...1 to 2 feet above astronomical tides.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the most
  vulnerable locations near the shoreline.

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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