TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- State officials are urging beachgoers to be cautious as dangerous rip currents are expected along the southern Atlantic coastline.
The Division of Emergency Management issued a warning Wednesday. They say rip currents could be extremely strong through the weekend along the coastlines of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Deputy State Meteorologist Michelle Palmers says beachgoers should always check the warning flags before entering the water. She says no one should enter the water when red flags are flying.
Rip currents are narrow, powerful currents of water that run perpendicular to the beach. Officials say rip currents are the number one concern for lifeguards in Florida.
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
One person will win a three-year lease on a 2013 Honda Civic Lx Sedan automatic.
Click to see the latest mugshots, plus this week's wanted fugitives.
This feature packed upgrade brings you faster performance, easier navigation, and stunning improvements to photos, video and readability.