U.S. Coast Guard Urges Storm Awareness
The United States Coast Guard is advising the public to use extreme caution as the potential of heavy weather that may generate extreme sea conditions, including storm surge and high surf throughout the state, nears the state.
Those visiting the islands should be aware of lifeguards and public health and safety officials and should following all warnings.
Coast Guard officials say that despite weather conditions appearing good, rip tides and high surf can impact beaches in advance of storms.
Both mariners and beach goers should monitor storm progress. Mariners should also secure their boats and all equipment. Large boats should be moved to protected marinas where they may not break free of their moorings. Owners of small boats should consider pulling them from the water and moving them to a protected area.