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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
202 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...DANGEROUS RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS FOR THE REST OF MEMORIAL
DAY...

.MODERATE SOUTHEAST WINDS ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF WILL CONTINUE TO
BRING A COMBINATION OF SOMEWHAT ROUGH SURF AND A STRONG SOUTH TO
NORTH LONGSHORE CURRENT FOR ALL OF THE LOWER TEXAS COAST THROUGH
THE AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING.

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KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
202 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...MODERATE TO HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

* TIMING...REST OF THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE THREATENING LONGSHORE CURRENTS FROM
  SCHLITTERBAHN BEACH RESORT NORTH THROUGH THE PUBLIC ACCESS
  POINTS...AND ALONG THE SHORE TO THE PORT MANSFIELD JETTIES WILL
  QUICKLY MOVE UNPREPARED SWIMMERS NORTHWARD...AND IN SOME CASES
  OUTWARD...IN THE SURF ZONE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A MODERATE TO HIGH RISK OF RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS.

THE MOST DANGEROUS LOCATIONS FOR RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING ARE NEAR SCHLITTERBAHN BEACH RESORT...NEAR
CLAYTON`S BEACH BAR...AND AT PUBLIC ACCESS POINTS FROM ANDY BOWIE
PARK NORTHWARD. ALL AREAS WILL HAVE RAPID NORTHWARD FLOW AND
CHOPPY SURF.

POOR SWIMMERS ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN IN KNEE DEEP OR
LESS WATER...AND OTHERS SHOULD BRING A FLOTATION DEVICE SUCH AS A
BOOGIE BOARD WITH ROPE AND A LIFE JACKET WHEN VENTURING OUT INTO
THE SURF.  HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL.
PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

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

&&

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52/BSG


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