St. Lucie Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 11:13 AM EDT Mar. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this

* hazards... breaking waves of up to 4 to 5 feet and a moderate
risk of rip currents this afternoon.

* Timing... through sunset.

* Location... the surf zone and beaches in the central Florida
Atlantic waters from Flagler Beach to Jupiter Inlet.

* Potential impacts... large breaking waves can knock you down and
make you even more susceptible to becoming caught in the seaward
pull of a rip current.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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