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Alabama Rip Tides Shouldn’t Worry Mississippians

NEW ORLEANS, La.–The last several days in Alabama public waters have been fatal for multiple people.

The culprit of the deaths according to officials are rip tides that have made the waters very dangerous.

As of Tuesday morning there had been three deaths and a fourth man, who is believed to be dead, is still missing.

For Mississippi beach goers the National Weather Service out of New Orleans says there shouldn’t be any worry.

“There’s not really as much of an issue with that as there is over in coastal Alabama,” said meteorologist Sean O’Neil.

The reason behind the problems on the much more popular Alabama beaches is because there’s not really any protection further out from the coast.

“It’s kind of protected more from the barrier islands [in Mississippi],” said O’Neil.

The Tuesday rip tides had caused all public waters in Gulf Shores to be completed shut down.

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