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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
624 AM CHST FRI DEC 6 2019

GUZ001>004-060830-
/O.NEW.PGUM.RP.S.0011.191205T2024Z-191208T0600Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
624 AM CHST FRI DEC 6 2019

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG EAST FACING REEFS THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* WHERE...ALONG EAST FACING REEFS OF GUAM AND THE CNMI.

* WHEN...THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP EVEN THE BEST SWIMMERS AWAY
  FROM SHORE INTO DEEPER WATER.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...IN SOME AREAS, SUCH AS RITIDIAN BEACH ON GUAM,
  THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS COULD EXTEND TO NORTH FACING REEFS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND FLOAT.
DON`T SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A DIRECTION
FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL
OR WAVE FOR HELP.

&&

$$

STANKO




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