High surf still dangerous


Although Typhoon Bualoi continues to move away from the Marianas, a high surf advisory remains in effect on Tinian and Saipan until 6am today, Wednesday.

Based on the latest information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, decreasing swells have allowed surf to fall below hazardous levels on Guam and Rota but will be slower to fall on Tinian and Saipan. There was still a high risk of rip currents last night along north and west facing reef, but hazardous surf of 7 to 9 feet were expected to fall to below hazardous levels by early Wednesday morning.

Just to be on the safe side, the public is being advised not to venture out along north and west facing reefs and beaches. Breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries. Strong rip currents will be life threatening.

Saipan Tribune
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