National Weather Service In Melbourne Issues Warning For High Risk of Dangerous Rip Currents

By  //  March 2, 2018

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Always remember to swim at beaches with lifeguards

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A High Risk of dangerous rip currents at the Atlantic beaches of central Florida Friday through the weekend.

Rip currents account for more than 80 percent of rescues performed by surf beach lifeguards. They are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore that quickly pull swimmers out to sea.

Rip currents typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. The best way to stay safe is to recognize the danger of rip currents.

If caught in one, don’t fight it! Swim parallel to the shore and swim back to land at an angle. Always remember to swim at beaches with lifeguards.

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The National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Melbourne, Florida forecasts for 10 counties in East Central Florida, including Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Saint Lucie, Seminole, and Volusia.

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