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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:23 AM EDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a beach
hazards statement for rough surf, which is in effect through this
evening.

* Hazards... breezy east winds and a building ocean swell will
create rough surf along with dangerous rip currents in the surf
zone.

* Timing... expect rough surf and rip currents through the day.

* Location... along the beaches of Volusia, Brevard, Indian River,
Saint Lucie and Martin counties.

* Potential impacts... rough surf can be more dangerous than it
appears while standing on the beach. Heavy breaking waves can
knock you off a sandbar into deeper water or into strong
currents.

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.



Ulrich


423 am EDT Fri Oct 20 2017

... Beach hazards statement in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a beach
hazards statement for rough surf, which is in effect through this
evening.

* Hazards... breezy east winds and a building ocean swell will
create rough surf along with dangerous rip currents in the surf
zone.

* Timing... expect rough surf and rip currents through the day.

* Location... along the beaches of Volusia, Brevard, Indian River,
Saint Lucie and Martin counties.

* Potential impacts... rough surf can be more dangerous than it
appears while standing on the beach. Heavy breaking waves can
knock you off a sandbar into deeper water or into strong
currents.

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.



Ulrich