High Surf Advisory and High Risk of Rip Currents for the Marianas

High Surf Advisory and High Risk of Rip Currents for the Marianas

The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office advised large west to northwest swell from Super Typhoon Yutu as it moves further away, will continue to produce hazardous surf through tonight.
 
high surf advisory has been extended until 6 a.m. Monday for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. There is also a high risk of rip currents through tonight along west facing reefs. Hazardous surf of 7 to 9 feet will continue on west facing reefs through tonight. 


Avoid venturing near reefs and beaches, especially those facing west. Large breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries. Strong rip currents will be life threatening. If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not try to swim directly against a rip current.
 
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) caution the community to heed the warnings of NWS and practice extreme caution if near the water. Avoid west facing beaches until hazardous seas subside.
 
Visit the following sites 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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