HSEM warns of high surf today


The CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced yesterday that a high surf advisory remains in effect until 6pm today, Thursday, along north and west facing reefs.

The public is warned to expect hazardous surf of 7 to 9 feet along west and north facing reefs today. Surf is expected to fall below hazardous levels this evening, based on information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam.

The agency is advising the general public and inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, to avoid boating in these conditions. “If travel by boat is necessary exercise caution especially near reef lines and when entering or leaving harbors and inlets,” it said. “Avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those along north and west facing reefs as rip currents are life threatening.”

Saipan Tribune

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