...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect from 8 AM EDT this morning
through this evening.
* LOCATIONS...The ocean beaches of New York City and Nassau
* TIMING...This afternoon and evening.
* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...High.
A high rip current risk means dangerous and potentially life
threatening conditions exist for all people entering the surf.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the high surf.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars and near 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 caught in a rip current, relax and float, and do not swim
against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the
shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave