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Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 9:45 PM CST on December 02, 2016

Expires 1:00 PM EST on December 03, 2016


... High rip current risk in effect through Saturday morning...

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a high
rip current risk... which is in effect through Saturday morning for
Aransas and Calhoun counties.

* Timing... through noon on Saturday

* impacts... frequent life threatening rip currents will continue
through Saturday morning. The surf is dangerous for all levels
of swimmers.

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.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm.
Dont fight the current. Swim in a direction following the
shoreline. If unable to escape... face the shore and call or wave
for help. If tired... float or tread water until out of the rip
current.



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