Rip Current Flag Colors

Florida has an alert system to inform beachgoers of the conditions and any potential hazards. The flag system uses different colors to show the threat of hazards:

beach warning flag sign
  • Green meaning conditions are safe
  • Yellow to use caution
  • Red for extreme hazards

The next time you’re visiting the beach, make sure to keep your eyes on the water. Rip currents can form at any time, but knowing what they are and how they form can help you stay safe while enjoying the water.