Jun 222012
 
Riptide Alert Issued for Alabama and Florida

  A riptide alert has been issued for the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast areas due to possible tropical weather in the Gulf of Mexico. Rip currents are dangerous to surfers and swimmers because they can make it nearly impossible to get back to the beach. Read PowerfulStorm's indepth article more »

Sep 052011
 
Rip Currents, Rip Tides and Undertows

Beaches are natural playgrounds for millions of people.  Unfortunately, thousands of people worldwide are rescued or drown each year due to rip currents.  This year is no exception.  Recently a boogie boarder drowned in Galveston, Texas when he was swept out to sea by a rip current.  The number of more »

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