317  
WHUS44 KHGX 091340  
CFWHGX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
840 AM CDT THU JUL 9 2020  
 
TXZ436>438-092145-  
/O.NEW.KHGX.BH.S.0008.200709T1340Z-200710T0300Z/  
MATAGORDA ISLANDS-BRAZORIA ISLANDS-  
GALVESTON ISLAND AND BOLIVAR PENINSULA-  
840 AM CDT THU JUL 9 2020  
   
..BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
* WHAT...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AND A STRONG WEST TO EAST  
MOVING LONGSHORE CURRENT.  
 
* WHERE...MATAGORDA ISLANDS, BRAZORIA ISLANDS AND GALVESTON  
ISLAND AND BOLIVAR PENINSULA COUNTIES.  
 
* WHEN...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP EVEN THE BEST SWIMMERS AWAY  
FROM SHORE INTO DEEPER WATER. SWIMMING WILL BE HAZARDOUS ALONG  
AREA BEACHES.  
 
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.REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER TO AVOID  
HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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