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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1004 AM CDT Mon Jul 15 2019

...Strong Rip Currents Today...

.Strong rip currents today along Gulf facing beaches.

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Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula-Matagorda Islands-
1004 AM CDT Mon Jul 15 2019

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

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Beach Hazards Statement for High Rip Current Risk, which is in
effect through this evening.

* HAZARDS...Strong rip currents.
* TIMING...Through this evening.
* IMPACTS...Strong rip currents will create hazardous swimming
  conditions. Life threatening rip currents are likely in the
  surf zone.
* LOCATION...Gulf facing beaches.


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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