Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
349 AM CDT FRI OCT 20 2017

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED TIDES EXPECTED ALONG THE UPPER
TEXAS COAST TODAY...

.MODERATE TO STRONG EASTERLY TO SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL HELP
GENERATE STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS ALONG THE
UPPER TEXAS COASTAL AREAS TODAY.

TXZ214-236>238-201700-
/O.NEW.KHGX.BH.S.0013.171020T0849Z-171021T0000Z/
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-MATAGORDA-
349 AM CDT FRI OCT 20 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED TIDE
LEVELS, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS

* TIMING...THROUGH 7 PM CDT TODAY

* LOCATION...GULF-FACING BEACHES BETWEEN THE MATAGORDA SHIP
  CHANNEL AND HIGH ISLAND

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS
  CONDITIONS FOR PEOPLE GOING INTO THE WATER. ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS
  COULD CAUSE MINOR FLOODING DURING THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE IN LOW
  LYING AREAS INCLUDING HIGHWAY 87 ON THE BOLIVAR PENINSULA AND
  THE BLUE WATER HIGHWAY NEAR SURFSIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

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