NWS warns of strong rip currents

Posted on Dec 27 2019


The public is being warned that there is a high risk of rip currents through the middle of next week.

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 and frequent rip currents are projected along east facing reefs of Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan and along east and north facing reefs after Sunday up to the middle of next week.

Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. Experienced swimmers should swim near a lifeguard, and never swim alone. Inexperienced swimmers should stay out of the water. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Do not 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.

The public is advised to avoid venturing out along east facing reefs and beaches. Strong rip currents will be life-threatening. (Saipan Tribune)

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