National Rip Current Awareness Week!

With summer fast approaching, and my mind on my upcoming beach vacation, I thought it was really appropriate to highlight some important safety tips from NOAA this week.

Check water conditions before going in by looking at the local beach forecast before you leave for the beach and talking to the lifeguard at the beach.

Only swim at a beach with lifeguards. The chances of drowning at a beach with lifeguards are 1 in 18 million (U.S. Lifesaving Association).

Don’t assume! Great weather for the beach does not always mean it’s safe to swim or even play in the shallows. Rip currents often form on calm, sunny days.

For more info check out http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/

Be Well. – Rose

 

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