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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
936 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT THE BEACHES THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.INCREASED LONG PERIOD SWELLS CONTINUE TO IMPACT SURF CONDITIONS
UNDER MODERATE SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS. AS A RESULT...A HIGH RISK OF
THE DEVELOPMENT OF RIP CURRENTS AT THE BEACHES OF SOUTH PADRE
ISLAND AND BOCA CHICA BEACH CONTINUES THROUGH THIS EVENING.

TXZ251-256-257-020000-
/O.CON.KBRO.RP.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140902T0000Z/
KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
936 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH 7 PM THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...INCREASED LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL RESULT IN FREQUENT
  LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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