...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents and rough surf expected.
* WHERE...Beaches of Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie
and Martin counties.
* WHEN...Through late tonight.
* IMPACTS...Rough surf will make swimming conditions hazardous.
Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore
into deeper water.
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 jetties and
piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t 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.