Brevard’s Beaches Will be Under Red Flag Warning, Conditions Will Last Through Memorial Day Weekend

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Lifeguards urging beachgoers to use caution if entering the water due to these strong currents.

Brevard’s beaches will be under a Red Flag Warning due to potential life-threatening rip current hazards. (BCFR image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard’s beaches will be under a Red Flag Warning due to potential life-threatening rip current hazards.

Lifeguards urging beachgoers to use caution if entering the water due to these strong currents.

Conditions will last throughout Memorial Day weekend.

Beach Warning Flags

■ Double red flags means water is closed to the public.

■ Red flag is high hazard meaning high surf and/or strong currents.

■ Yellow flag is medium hazard meaning moderate surf and/or currents.

■ Green flag is low hazard meaning calm conditions, exercise caution.

■ Purple flag means dangerous marine life spotted.

■ Absence of flags does not assure safe waters.

Why does Florida need a uniform warning flag system?

Warning flags are posted by many coastal communities, but, the flags used to identify different tide and surf conditions vary from place to place.

Many residents and visitors travel to different parts of the state to enjoy our wonderful public beaches. Differences in flag colors, size, and symbols can confuse beachgoers, thereby decreasing the effectiveness of efforts to improve public safety.

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Lifeguards urging beachgoers to use caution if entering the water due to these strong currents. Conditions will last throughout Memorial Day weekend. (BCFR image)

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