High Surf Advisory and High Risk of Rip Currents in Effect; Stay Out of the Water


High Surf Advisory and High Risk of Rip Currents in Effect; Stay Out of the Water

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a high surf advisory for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, in effect until 6 a.m. Monday. Large breaking waves of 8 to 11 feet are expected for north and west facing reefs of the Marianas. Dangerous swimming conditions and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion are expected.
high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through 6 a.m. Monday. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous conditions. 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.  
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to avoid hazardous surf and dangerous rip currents, especially west and north facing reefs and beaches. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags, and signs. 
Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
· NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
· NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
· GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
· GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
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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