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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
950 PM CDT SUN MAY 17 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING...

.HIGHER THAN NORMAL SURF ALONG THE UPPER TEXAS COAST WILL PRODUCE
A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES INTO EARLY MONDAY
MORNING.

TXZ214-236>238-181200-
/O.CON.KHGX.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-150518T1200Z/
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-MATAGORDA-
950 PM CDT SUN MAY 17 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT MONDAY...

* TIMING...TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...WILL POSE A HAZARD TO EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS...
  ESPECIALLY NEAR ROCK GROINS...JETTIES AND PIERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL...FLAGS AND
SIGNS. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

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