Rip Current Activity Will Surely Increase Along the Entire East Coast Due to Hanna

Please note this revision to the rip current alert in the previous post:

It appears that Hanna will create winds that will cause rip activity for beaches vulnerable to such currents – all of the way up the East Coast of the U.S.A. from Florida to Maine.

Though the number of rip-related deaths in the U.S.A. varies significantly from year to year, the average per year is about 100.  Rips are not confined to the Pacific and Atlantic shores.  Great Lakes rips occur too.

It is estimated that over 80% of the rescues performed on our beaches is due to rip currents.

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