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  • Rip Current Statement for Kings (Brooklyn) County, New York
  • Rip Current Statement issued September 10 at 3:26PM EDT until September 10 at 9:00PM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 3:26 p.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9 p.m.
  • ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK THROUGH THIS EVENING...
    ...MINOR TIDAL FLOODING POSSIBLE TONIGHT...
    ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS
    EVENING...
    * LOCATIONS...KINGS...SOUTHERN QUEENS AND SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK
    COUNTIES.
    * SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET...LOCALLY UP TO 5 FEET ACROSS EASTERN
    LONG ISLAND.
    * RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.
    * TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.
    * IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL MAKE THE
    OCEANFRONT HAZARDOUS.
    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.