Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
931 PM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

...COLD FRONT TO INCREASE RIP CURRENT RISK TODAY...

.A COLD FRONT HAS SWEPT ACROSS THE LOWER TEXAS COAST THIS
AFTERNOON...TRAILED BY STRONG NORTH WINDS. THOSE WINDS WILL
INCREASE WAVE HEIGHT AND SWELL AND LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS PERSISTING THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY EVENING.

TXZ251-256-257-270700-
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KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
931 PM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CDT
FRIDAY...

* TIMING...FROM MID TO LATE MORNING THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
  EVENING

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED
  THE GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE LOWER TEXAS COAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

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 AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT. ..BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

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