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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
1058 AM CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED ALONG THE ISLANDS AND AREA BAYS
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.Although tidal overflow and lower astronomical tides are
expected, high period swells and swell heights will combine with
areas of water on access beaches due to previous heavy rainfall
to result in coastal flooding over gulf-facing beaches. The
combination of run-up from the Gulf along with the heavy
freshwater rainfall will result in areas of coastal flooding,
especially during times of high tide. At times, heavy rainfall
over the beaches could result in flash flooding. This coastal
flooding will make driving difficult to impossible, and in some
areas could result in beach access roads being inaccessible.
Reports from local officials of flooding along the bays and
intercoastal waterways has prompted us to include the inland
locations along the bays in the Coastal Flood Advisory. On top of
that, these high period swells will result in a high risk of rip
currents.

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Aransas Islands-Kleberg Islands-Nueces Islands-Calhoun Islands-
1058 AM CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT
TONIGHT...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...Through Wednesday evening.

* IMPACTS...Driving conditions may be impacted. Items along the
  beach may need to be removed due to the incoming wave runup
  along with standing water from heavy rainfall. Strong rip
  currents are expected along gulf-facing beaches. These rip
  currents can be life-threatening to anyone entering the surf,
  especially near piers and jetties.

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. Do not venture far away from
main roads if on the beach, as some access roads could flood
resulting in beach going being stranded at times.

&&

$$

TC

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