Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Caribou ME
432 AM EDT Sat Jul 24 2021

MEZ029-030-250000-
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Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
432 AM EDT Sat Jul 24 2021

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Please check with state and local authorities regarding
  guidelines for allowed activities. The warm air temperatures
  in the 70s may cause people to underestimate the dangers of
  the cold water temperatures which are currently only in the
  lower 50s.

* WHERE...Coastal Hancock and Coastal Washington Counties.

* WHEN...From 8 AM EDT this morning through this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The cold water temperatures can quickly
  cause hypothermia to anyone immersed in the water. When the
  water temperature is below 60 degrees, the average submerged
  person could lose dexterity within minutes and be unable to
  accomplish simple tasks. Anyone on boats or paddlecraft should
  use extreme caution to avoid this threat.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued on days when a significant
number of boats and paddlecraft are expected to be out on the
water and when warm air temperatures may cause people to
underestimate the danger of the cold water. Paddle smart from the
start. Always wear your lifejacket. Be aware of wind conditions,
tides and localized currents.

&&

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