High Risk of Rip Currents Remains in Effect


High Risk of Rip Currents Remains in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office maintains a high risk of rip currents in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through late tonight for east facing reefs. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. If caught in a rip current, do not swim against the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline, face the shore and call or wave for help.  

Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to hazardous swimming conditions.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to avoid dangerous rip currents, especially east facing reefs and beaches. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags, and signs. 

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.



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