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Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:01 AM CST Jan. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk in effect through Wednesday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
high rip current risk, which is in effect through Wednesday afternoon.

* Timing... through Wednesday afternoon.

* Impacts... strong rip currents along 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.




Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:01 AM CST Jan. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk in effect through Wednesday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
high rip current risk, which is in effect through Wednesday afternoon.

* Timing... through Wednesday afternoon.

* Impacts... strong rip currents along 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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