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

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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
847 AM CDT Sun Jun 17 2018

...High Risk of Rip Currents Today...
...Coastal Flood Advisory through Tuesday Afternoon...

.Galveston Island Beach Patrol continues to report strong rip
currents along area beaches. Beachgoers should make sure to swim
near a lifeguard if entering the water.

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Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula-
847 AM CDT Sun Jun 17 2018

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CDT TUESDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect until 3 PM CDT
Tuesday.

* COASTAL FLOODING...Until 3 PM CDT Tuesday...

* Timing...Through at least this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous swimming conditions at Gulf-facing
  beaches, especially near piers, jetties, and rock groins.
  Wave runup, especially in times of high tide, will impact
  Highway 87 on Bolivar Peninsula.  Higher tides for Galveston
  Bay and Island.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

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.

A Coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

&&

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Brazoria Islands-Matagorda Islands-
847 AM CDT Sun Jun 17 2018

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

* TIMING...Through at least this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous swimming conditions at Gulf-facing
  beaches, especially near piers, jetties, and rock groins.

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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