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Community Briefs – November 27, 2020

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Posted on Nov 27 2020
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High risk of rip currents ‘til Saturday
The public is being warned of a high risk of rip currents through Saturday in Guam and on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, dangerous rip currents are present in east-facing reefs in the Marianas region through at least Saturday.
Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. The public is advised to avoid venturing to east-facing reefs. 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. (PR)

5.3-magnitude quake in Yigo
At 10:26am on Nov. 24, 2020, a report of a 5.3-magnitude earthquake occurred 84 kilometers east-northeast of Yigo Village, Guam. Currently, there are no tsunami warnings or advisories issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. For more information, please contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 670-237-8000. (PR)

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