RIP CURRENT STATEMENT Continues Until 7PM Sunday

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
935 AM CDT SUN SEP 2 2012

ILZ006-014-022245-
/O.CON.KLOT.RP.S.0012.000000T0000Z-120903T0000Z/
LAKE IL-COOK-
935 AM CDT SUN SEP 2 2012

…INCREASED RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING…

THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT…DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT…BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

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