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Forecasters advise beachgoers to enter the ocean only if lifeguards are present. Lifeguards and forecasters says it’s best to relax and float to conserve energy.
After escaping the current, swim at an angle away from the current and then toward the shore.Heavy winds and rains knocked down power lines in Riverside, leaving 10,000 people without power Friday night, according to Riverside Public Utilities.As of p.m., power had been restored to the majority of those affected, but 1,500 residents remained in the dark.Officials warned people to stay away from downed power lines and to call 911 when they come across them.High surf will pound most southwest California beaches through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.A long swell will move through the area Sunday night and Monday, bringing another round of high surf and powerful rip currents.
Rip currents form at breaks in sand bars and near jetties and piers, according to the National Weather Service.
The strong currents, with an average speed of 1 to 2 feet per second, flow away from the shore at surf beaches.
Some currents can move as fast as 8 feet per second, which the weather service says is faster than an Olympic swimmer.
The National Weather Service says severe wind gusts or a brief tornado "cannot be ruled out" across Southern California on Friday.
Winds could reach 75 mph in some parts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties, the weather service said.
A fast-moving storm is pushing through Southern California on Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.