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Descriptor English:   Undertow 
Descriptor Spanish:   resaca 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Ressaca 
Tree Number:   SP8.473.654.622.702
Definition English:   Withdrawal movement of the water produced immediately after breaking waves on the shore. (Free translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992). A strong current flowing under water in a different direction to the way the water on the surface is moving, especially the strong current that flows under water away from the land at the same time as a wave hits the beach. ( 
Record Number:   34953 

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