If you go to Clearwater Beach and see yellow flags, take caution.
The yellow flags indicate that there is a greater risk for rip currents and choppy conditions on the water. If you’re in the Gulf, you might encounter currents and undertows. Stay near the lifeguards, be careful, and if you need to, wear a life vest while you are swimming.
Here are the meanings of other flags:
Red flags meant that there is a high surf and/or dangerous currents. If you’re not a strong swimmer, don’t get in the water.
Double flag mean that the beachgoers may not get in the water.
Green flags indicate calm conditions.
Purple flags mean watch out for dangerous sea creatures near the shore, i.e. jellyfish or stingrays.
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