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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
108 PM CDT Tue May 18 2021

TXZ436-437-190500-
/O.CON.KHGX.RP.S.0026.000000T0000Z-210521T0600Z/
Matagorda Islands-Brazoria Islands-
108 PM CDT Tue May 18 2021

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents.

* WHERE...Brazoria Islands and Matagorda Islands Counties.

* WHEN...Through late Thursday night.

* IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away
  from shore into deeper water.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
108 PM CDT Tue May 18 2021

TXZ438-439-190500-
/O.NEW.KHGX.CF.Y.0007.210518T1808Z-210519T0600Z/
/O.CON.KHGX.RP.S.0026.000000T0000Z-210521T0600Z/
Galveston Island-Bolivar Peninsula-
108 PM CDT Tue May 18 2021

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT WEDNESDAY...

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT...

* WHAT...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, minor coastal flooding.
  For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents.

* WHERE...Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula Counties.

* WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, until 1 AM CDT
  Wednesday. For the High Rip Current Risk, through late
  Thursday night.

* IMPACTS...Flooding of lots, parks, and roads with only
  isolated road closures expected. Rip currents can sweep even
  the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be
closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of
unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone
property.

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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