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Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 7:28 PM EDT on August 30, 2016

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on August 31, 2016

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

* timing... through Wednesday morning.

* Impacts... rough surf and rip currents will continue create
dangerous conditions for swimmers.

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
calm... do 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.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm.
Don't fight the current. Swim in a direction following the
shoreline. If unable to escape... face the shore and call or wave
for help. If tired... float or tread water until out of the rip


214 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Flood Watch in effect through Wednesday morning...

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of South Florida... including the
following areas... coastal Broward... coastal Collier... coastal
Miami-Dade... coastal Palm Beach... far South Miami-Dade...
Glades... Hendry... inland Broward... inland Collier... inland
Miami-Dade... inland Palm Beach... Metro Broward... Metro Miami-
Dade and Metro Palm Beach.

* Through Wednesday morning

* periods of heavy rainfall will continue over the region through
Wednesday morning over southern Florida as tropical depression
9 passes west of the region.

* Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected over southern
Florida with localized heavier amounts possible in those
affected by training or slow-moving storms.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.


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