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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
437 AM CST Wed Nov 30 2022

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/O.CON.KBRO.CF.S.0025.221130T1800Z-221201T1200Z/
Kenedy Island-Willacy Island-Cameron Island-
437 AM CST Wed Nov 30 2022

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON CST
THURSDAY...
...COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* WHAT...For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of 4
  to 7 feet expected in the surf zone. For the High Rip Current
  Risk, dangerous rip currents. For the Coastal Flood Statement,
  isolated minor coastal flooding expected.

* WHERE...Kenedy Island, Willacy Island and Cameron Island
  Counties.

* WHEN...For the High Surf Advisory, from noon today to noon CST
  Thursday. For the High Rip Current Risk, through Thursday
  afternoon. For the Coastal Flood Statement, from noon CST
  today through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Wave run-up may approach the dunes along narrow
  beaches. Beach equipment, such as umbrellas and chairs, could be
  moved by waves. Vehicles driving along narrow beaches may
  experience higher water levels. Elevated water levels may also
  occur across the Laguna Madre and South Bay, and along State
  Highway 4 west of Boca Chica State Park. Dangerous swimming and
  surfing conditions and localized beach erosion. Rip currents can
  sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive through flooded roadways.

Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to
dangerous surf conditions.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$

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