Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
1005 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES THROUGH FRIDAY...

.A DISORGANIZED AREA OF LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE LOWER TEXAS
COAST IS PRODUCING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER A LARGE PORTION
OF THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO. THIS ACTIVITY WILL INCREASE
TONIGHT. THIS INCREASE IN SWELL AND WAVE PERIOD WILL RESULT IN A
HIGH RISK OF LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES
CONTINUING TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

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KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
1005 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...NOW THROUGH FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...SURF HEIGHTS OF 3 TO 6 FEET AND INCREASING PERIOD
  AND SWELL WILL RESULT IN FREQUENT LIFE THREATENING RIP
  CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

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 AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT. ..BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

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