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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
857 AM CDT TUE JUL 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.GALVESTON ISLAND BEACH PATROL HAS REPORTED A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS AND HAS RED FLAGS POSTED. BEACH GOERS ARE ADVISED TO
FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE OF LOCAL BEACH PATROLS. IF YOU DO SWIM, SWIM
NEAR A LIFE GUARD AND AWAY FROM ANY JETTIES OR PIERS.

TXZ213-214-237-238-260400-
/O.NEW.KHGX.RP.S.0010.170726T1300Z-170727T0400Z/
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-HARRIS-
857 AM CDT TUE JUL 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH 11PM TONIGHT

* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE

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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