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000 NOUS41 KCAR 230917 PNSCAR MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-240000- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 517 AM EDT MON MAY 23 2016 ...NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK... ...LIFE JACKETS... THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THIS YEAR`S NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK. BEFORE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GET OUT ON THE WATER THIS YEAR, GRAB A LIFE JACKET AND "WEAR IT". NEARLY 85 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO DROWN WHILE BOATING WERE NOT WEARING A LIFE JACKET. WEARING A LIFE JACKET IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND SIMPLE LIFE- SAVING STRATEGIES FOR SAFE RECREATIONAL BOATING. BOATERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A U.S. COAST GUARD-APPROVED LIFE JACKET ON BOARD FOR EVERY PASSENGER ON THE VESSEL. TODAY`S LIFE JACKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF SHAPES, COLORS AND SIZES. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND PERFECT FOR ANY BOATING ACTIVITY. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THIS: REMEMBER TO GRAB A LIFE JACKET AND "WEAR IT". TO LEARN MORE, VISIT THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL ONLINE, AT WWW.SAFEBOATINGCOUNCIL.ORG. VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV. $$

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