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 - Southwest Suffolk
Effective: Sun, 5/27 6:00am Updated: Sun, 5/27 11:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 5/27 9:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...High Rip Current Risk today...
...Localized minor coastal flooding this evening across portions
of the south shore bays of western Long Island...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...The ocean beaches of Brooklyn and Suffolk County.
* TIMING...Today.
* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...High.

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.