Coastal Hazard Statement  Statement as of 2:57 am CST on November 28, 2015

... High rip current risk now in effect until 9 am CST this
... Coastal Flood Advisory is cancelled...

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has cancelled the
coastal Flood Advisory for the counties of Kleberg... Nueces...
Aransas and Calhoun counties... with the concern for high rip
currents ending by mid morning.

* Timing... the high rip current risk will end by mid morning
Saturday as a cold front continues to move farther offshore. The
concern for coastal flooding has ended... as the north winds will
be well established by the time the next high tide comes late
this afternoon or tonight.

* Impacts... very dangerous conditions for even experienced
swimmers. Water will reach up to the dunes on Mustang and
padre islands.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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