High risk of rip currents

Posted on Feb 13 2019

Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, a trade-wind swell will continue to produce a high risk of rip currents along east facing reefs the next few days.

That means there is a high risk of rip currents on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota through Friday night.

Along east facing reefs, surf of 8 to 10 feet will maintain a high risk of rip currents through at least Friday night.

The public is being advised to avoid venturing near reefs and beaches, especially those facing east. Strong rip currents will be life threatening. If you become caught in a rip current, remain calm, swim parallel to shore then back toward the beach when possible. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags, and signs. (EOC)

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