Lifeguards brace for Arthur

FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. (WTLV) A rip current advisory is in effect off Florida’s east coast and officials believe rough surf conditions will increase throughout the week as Tropical Storm Arthur nears.

Red flags were up along the beaches on Monday to warm swimmers that there is a high hazard for strong currents and surf.

Jacksonville Beach lifeguards are asking beach-goers to swim near them and stay in their line of sight.

“Swimming in front of a lifeguard will prevent you from getting into a rip in the first place so listen to the lifeguard’s whistle. If you hear somebody whistling, look and see if they are whistling at you,” said Captain Rob Emahiser.

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