A high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through late Wednesday night. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. Dangerous and frequent rip currents are expected along east facing reefs.
Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Do not swim against the current. If able, swim parallel to the shore and back toward the beach when possible. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. Strong rip currents are life threatening.
A small craft advisory remains in effect for the coastal waters of Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Northeast winds of 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots and seas of 8 to 10 feet will produce hazardous conditions for small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid boating in these conditions.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to avoid hazardous seas, especially east facing reefs and beaches, until conditions subside. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags, and signs.
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- NWS Website: https://www.weather.
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- GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
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For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.