🏖️ Those of you hoping to escape the heat by heading to the beach, be aware that a Rip Current Statement is in effect through this evening. Strong rip currents will create hazardous swimming conditions. #HOUwx #GLSwx #TXwx pic.twitter.com/VUDHBWhY8h— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) August 9, 2019
They say life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf zone. Strong rip currents can create a serious swimming hazard.
The more you know about rip currents, the better prepared you can be for the hidden summer danger.
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The NWS says if you get caught in a rip current, simply yell for help.
If you have to swim out of a rip current, they suggest you 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.