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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
351 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.BUILDING SURF AND ELEVATED WATER LEVELS ALONG AREA BEACHES WILL
LEAD TO STRONG RIP CURRENTS THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. STAY
AWAY FROM JETTIES...PIERS AND ROCK GROINS WHERE THE RIP CURRENTS
WILL BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SWIM...PLEASE
DO NOT GO IN THE WATER. THOSE THAT DO SHOULD ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

TXZ214-236>238-242100-
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BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-MATAGORDA-
351 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* 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...DO NOT PANIC. YELL FOR
HELP. 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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