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Lakeshore Rip Current Warning In Effect

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July 2, 2013 — Indiana Dunes State Park advises through late Tuesday night that: “Dangerous pounding waves and life-threatening rip currents are expected at the beaches. People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.”

That warning carries over from Monday’s advisory about the danger of rip currents in water along the beaches of Lake Michigan. Indiana Dunes State Park says the conditions continue Tuesday, issuing this caution:

“Statement as of 9:21 AM CDT on July 02, 2013

… Beach hazards statement remains in effect through late tonight…
* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.
* Overview… strong northerly to northeasterly winds with waves 3 to 6 feet will continue through Tuesday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Dangerous pounding waves and life-threatening rip currents are expected at the beaches. People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore… which occur most often at low spots or breaks in sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you out away from shore into deeper water.

Please visit the following website to share your thoughts on the new beach hazards statement…
Http://www.Weather.Gov/survey/NWS-survey.Php?Code=chmbhs”

 

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