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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
827 AM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

...BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL
SAFE BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR
THIS YEARS NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK.

THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CAN BE EVEN MORE HAZARDOUS ON THE
WATER THAN ON THE LAND. BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AFFECTS
JUDGMENT...VISION...BALANCE...AND COORDINATION.  THESE
IMPAIRMENTS CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF BEING INVOLVED IN A
BOATING ACCIDENT FOR BOTH PASSENGERS AND BOAT OPERATORS.
ALCOHOL IS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN ABOUT A THIRD OF ALL
RECREATIONAL BOATING FATALITIES.

IT IS ILLEGAL TO OPERATE ANY BOAT OR WATERCRAFT WHILE UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS IN EVERY STATE. PENALTIES
CAN INCLUDE FINES...SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF YOUR DRIVERS
LICENSE AND EVEN JAIL TIME.

EVERY BOATER NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THE RISKS OF BOATING UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.

TO LEARN MORE, VISIT THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL ONLINE
AT HTTP://WWW.SAFEBOATINGCOUNCIL.ORG.  VISIT THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV.
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LOMBARDY






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