The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam advised a high risk of rip currents remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through tonight. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. Dangerous and frequent rip currents are expected along east facing reefs of the Marianas.
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.
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 any signs including beach closures, beach patrol flags, and the advice of lifeguards or emergency personnel.
Visit the following links for the latest information:
· NWS Website: https://www.weather.
· NWS Facebook: https://www.
· GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
· GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.