Public warned of high surf, rip currents

Posted on Feb 04 2020

A high surf advisory remains in effect until 6am today, Tuesday.

Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, the high rip current risk remains in effect through late tonight. Hazardous surf of 7 to 9 feet and dangerous and frequent rip currents are expected along north facing reefs of the Marianas until 6am today.

Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. The public is being warned of dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion.

The public is advised to avoid venturing out along the reef line, especially along north facing reefs. Large breaking waves can knock you down. If you become caught in a rip current, remain calm. Stay afloat while waiting for help. To swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly. (PR)

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