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Exercise Caution on the Coast this weekend!

posted Sep 8, 2012, 9:37 AM by Angela Shambarger

UNE Community,

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a high surf advisory, which is in effect from 8am Saturday to 8am Sunday.

· Location: Ocean beaches of New Hampshire and Southern and Mid Coast Maine.

· Surf Height: 3 to 5 feet Saturday morning, increasing to 4 to 8 feet by late Saturday afternoon.

· Impacts: Locally dangerous swimming conditions including strong rip currents.

A rip current, sometimes mistakenly called an undertow, is a strong but narrow current of water flowing from the beach to the surf zone. It can rapidly carry a swimmer into deeper water and exhaust an individual trying to swing against it.

UNE Community members are advised to stay out of the water through the duration of this storm due to the heightened risk of rip currents. As there are no lifeguards stationed in our vicinity, entering the water should be considered extremely dangerous and be avoided.

If you observe someone in distress, please call 911 and be prepared to share your location with the dispatcher.

Please practice caution. Be safe.

Dean Mark Nahorney