Kleberg Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 3:16 PM CDT on August 22, 2014

...Rip current risk in effect until midnight CDT tonight...

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a rip current risk...which is in effect until midnight CDT tonight.

* Timing...this afternoon through early tonight.

* Impacts...dangerous rip currents will continue to occur along the Gulf facing beaches of the middle Texas coast. Both the strength and frequency of these rip currents will result in surf that is dangerous for 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.

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.