... High rip current risk remains in effect from 2 PM EDT this
afternoon through this evening...
* locations... ocean beaches of New York City and Long Island.
* Rip current risk... becoming high.
* Surf height... 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to 4 ft in the
* Lightning risk... none.
* Timing... late Monday afternoon and evening.
Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any surf
hazards and heed their advice. Pay attention to flags and posted
signs and swim in life guarded areas.
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.
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. Once you are away from the force of the rip current...
begin to swim back toward the beach. Do not attempt to swim
directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.
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Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 4:27 AM EDT on August 03, 2015
Nearby Radar Stations
- Amity Harbor
- Bay Shore
- Blue Point
- Captree Island
- Central Islip
- Cherry Grove
- Davis Park
- Deer Park
- East Islip
- East Patchogue
- East Yaphank
- Fair Harbor
- Fire Island
- Fire Island Pines
- Gilgo Beach
- Great River
- Islip Terrace
- North Amityville
- North Babylon
- North Lindenhurst
- Oak Beach
- Oak Island
- Ocean Bay Park
- Ocean Beach
- Point O Woods
- Robbins Rest
- Smith Point
- Water Island
- West Babylon
- West Brentwood
- West Deer Park
- West Gilgo Beach
- West Islip
- West Sayville
- Wheatley Heights