Danger - Rip Currents

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. BK629999

We are seeing some beautiful Fall weather here in Brevard County Florida. The gentle breezes are blowing and their is little humidity in the area. But the wind is wreaking havoc with the Atlantic Ocean.  Surfers love it!  The waves have been larger than normal.  It is not the time to be swimming, still, there are those die hard beach enthusiasts that can't get enough of our beautfiul coastline here in Melbourne Beach Florida.

This is the time to be reminded of how dangerous the rip currents can be out in the ocean.  A rip current can pull you under, and most people typically panic when they get caught in one. Panicing can drown you!  It is important to remember, should you get caught in a rip current, don't fight the current, allow it to pull you along.  Swim parallel to the shoreline. If you can't swim then float or tread water. Wait until it weakens, then you will be able to swim to shore. This information can save your life!

Danger - rip currents

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Fred Chamberlin
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Do you suppose anyone will read the sign first? LOL Great information, I hope people pay attention.

October 21, 2008 12:06 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Hi Fred, The unfortunate thing about it is that often times it is people visiting from out of town that get caught in these rip currents.  They are unfamiliar with the area and swimming in the ocean.  When they get caught in one, they fight it and panic to get to shore.  Which is the worst thing you can do. If most did read the signs we may be able to prevent some unnecassary deaths.   Take care!

October 21, 2008 12:53 PM #2
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Carlos Garcia
Keyes - Miami, FL

Hi Sandy,

We're seeing absolutely beautiful weather in Miami with temperatures mostly in the 70 ° range. I'll be sure to send your link to my local network to promote safety at the beach.

October 21, 2008 02:22 PM #3
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Ann Hayden
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Sandy,

Sounds like people should be careful. 

Thank you for the reminder,

Ann

October 21, 2008 10:12 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Sandy Shores Broker, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County FL Real Estate

Hi Carlos, Good information to get out to anyone going to beach and in swimming.  Take care!

October 22, 2008 08:14 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Sandy Shores Broker, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County FL Real Estate

Hi Ann, How are you?  Rip currents are very serious, and often time out of towners don't know what to do when caught in one!  Thanks for the comment!

October 22, 2008 08:15 AM #6
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Ann Hayden
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Hi Sandy,

Sounds like visitors should be aware! 

I am doing better...still stressing about why he died.

Ann

October 22, 2008 05:18 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Sandy Shores Broker, Melbourne Real Estate
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Hi Ann, Tourists are the ones that seem to have the most difficulty with these, as they are not familiar with them.  Scary stuff.  Let me know if you need to talk.  I'll be more than happy to lend an ear!

October 22, 2008 05:58 PM #8
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This is why I prefer the west coast.

October 23, 2008 12:41 PM #9
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Thanks for the reminder.  I will be there during Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your day

Shelton

October 23, 2008 12:53 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Team Honeycutt, Enjoy your stay when you come over Thanksgiving!  Take are and have a wonderful weekend!

October 23, 2008 04:32 PM #11
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Ann Hayden
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Sandy,

That would be me.... someone would have to save me.  Or I would float out to sea to the shark of my choice?

Ann

October 24, 2008 10:26 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Sandy Shores Broker, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
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Hi Ann, You're too funny.  No it wouldn't. You probably wouldn't go out in that weather in the first place - which would be the smart thing to do!  Silly girl!

October 25, 2008 07:36 AM #13
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Ann Hayden
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Sandy,

I love the water but not the ocean so I probably would not go in....  It would be shark free on your shore?

Ann

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