Coastal Miami Dade County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Coastal Flood Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:04 PM EDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through Saturday
evening...
... Minor coastal flooding possible during high tides through
Saturday...

* coastal flooding impacts... possible flooding of coastal roads,
parking lots, and docks in vulnerable areas during the times
of high tide. The high tides will be between 900 and 1100 in
the morning and the evening.

* Coastal flooding timing... coastal flooding at high tide
through at least Saturday.

* Rip current impacts... strong rip currents are forecast to
occur along the Atlantic beaches heading into the weekend,
which will be hazardous for those in the surf zone.

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.

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.





Coastal Flood Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:04 PM EDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through Saturday
evening...
... Minor coastal flooding possible during high tides through
Saturday...

* coastal flooding impacts... possible flooding of coastal roads,
parking lots, and docks in vulnerable areas during the times
of high tide. The high tides will be between 900 and 1100 in
the morning and the evening.

* Coastal flooding timing... coastal flooding at high tide
through at least Saturday.

* Rip current impacts... strong rip currents are forecast to
occur along the Atlantic beaches heading into the weekend,
which will be hazardous for those in the surf zone.

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.

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.