Weather Alerts for Fort Lauderdale

Issued by the National Weather Service

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
FORT LAUDERDALE

Areas Affected:
Coastal Broward County - Coastal Miami Dade County - Coastal Palm Beach County
Effective: Wed, 11/20 2:41am Updated: Wed, 11/20 8:08am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 11/20 7:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
* TIMING...Through at least this evening.
* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose a threat to
all swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Swimming is not
recommended.
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.
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.