Weather Alerts for Kings (Brooklyn) County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
KINGS (BROOKLYN) COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Kings (Brooklyn) - Southeast Suffolk - Southern Nassau - Southern Queens - Southwest Suffolk
Effective: Wed, 9/18 6:00am Updated: Tue, 9/17 8:45pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 9/18 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...High Rip Current Risk Wednesday through Friday...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...
The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect from Wednesday morning through
Wednesday evening.
* LOCATIONS...Atlantic ocean beaches of Kings (Brooklyn),
Southwestern Suffolk, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Queens and
Southern Nassau.
* TIMING...Wednesday Through Friday.
* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Dangerous rip current are expected through
Friday, possibly continuing into Saturday. High surf of 5 to 9
feet is possible Thursday through Friday. Beach flooding and
erosion are possible during the times of high tide.

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.