471  
WHUS44 KHGX 192031  
CFWHGX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
331 PM CDT MON AUG 19 2019  
 
...STRONG RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY  
MORNING...  
 
.STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES  
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.  
 
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BRAZORIA ISLANDS-GALVESTON ISLAND AND BOLIVAR PENINSULA-  
MATAGORDA ISLANDS-  
331 PM CDT MON AUG 19 2019  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT TONIGHT THROUGH  
TUESDAY MORNING...  
 
* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE LATE MORNING HOURS TUESDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES.  
BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IF ENTERING THE WATER AND  
ONLY SWIM IN AREAS WITH LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY.  
 
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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