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    Tuesday, September 17, 2019-6:21:45P.M.

     

     

     

     

     

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High surf advisory

(CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency) — Based on information received from the National Weather Service on Guam, southwest monsoon swell will continue to produce hazardous surf through Saturday along south and west facing reefs.

On Saipan, Tinian and Rota, a high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.

There is also a high risk of rip currents through Saturday afternoon.

Hazardous surf between 10 and 13 feet was expected to continue Thursday evening along south and west facing reefs. But the surf will begin to slowly subside Friday morning and is expected to fall below hazardous levels on Saturday afternoon.

Dangerous rip currents are expected along south and west facing reefs through Saturday.

In addition, large surf will produce localized beach erosion and dangerous conditions for swimmers and beach goers.

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres is advising the general public to avoid venturing out along south and west facing reefs and beaches. Large breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries. Strong rip currents will be life threatening.

There is a high risk of rip currents. If you become caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against the current as you will tire quickly. Heed the advice of lifeguards.