Weather Alerts for SE Suffolk

Issued by the National Weather Service

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
SE SUFFOLK

Areas Affected:
Southeast Suffolk
Effective: Thu, 9/21 8:10pm Updated: Thu, 9/21 8:37pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 9/22 7:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE LONG ISLAND SOUTH SHORE BAYS
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...OCEAN BEACHES.
* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.
* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 6 FT.

Information:
RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN
SANDBARS AND NEAR STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...JETTIES...AND
PIERS. 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.
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...RELAX AND
FLOAT...AND DO NOT 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.