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Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 9:20 AM CDT on August 16, 2017

Expires 1:00 AM EDT on August 17, 2017


... High rip current risk in effect through this evening...

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

* Timing... through this evening.

* Impacts... strong and potentially life threatening rip currents
are possible along Gulf-facing beaches of the Upper Texas coast.

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.




Heat Advisory

Statement as of 2:16 PM CDT on August 16, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 16, 2017


... Heat advisory in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
heat advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* Event... heat index values of 106 to 110 degrees across the
advisory area.

* Timing... this afternoon.

* Impact... prolonged exposure to the heat and/or exertion outdoors
without proper hydration and other precautionary actions may
result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 911.

Each year... a number of fatalities occur nationwide due to
children accidentally being left in vehicles during the Summer
months. In the past dozen years... 500 children have died due to
hyperthermia after being left in or gaining access to cars. Never
leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle not even for a
minute. Remember... beat the heat... check the backseat.





Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 9:20 AM CDT on August 16, 2017

Expires 1:00 AM EDT on August 17, 2017


... High rip current risk in effect through this evening...

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

* Timing... through this evening.

* Impacts... strong and potentially life threatening rip currents
are possible along Gulf-facing beaches of the Upper Texas coast.

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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