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Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:31 AM EDT Jul. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this
evening...

* locations... in Massachusetts, southern Bristol MA, Nantucket
MA and Dukes MA counties. In Rhode Island, Block Island RI,
Newport RI and Washington RI counties.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Surf zone impacts... very strong rip currents will be life
threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

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.



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Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:31 AM EDT Jul. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this
evening...

* locations... in Massachusetts, southern Bristol MA, Nantucket
MA and Dukes MA counties. In Rhode Island, Block Island RI,
Newport RI and Washington RI counties.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Surf zone impacts... very strong rip currents will be life
threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

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.



For the latest updates, please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston

You can follow US on facebook at


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