Friday, November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Dangers

Hurricane Sandy (photo credit NASA)

According to U.S. Coast Guard 5th District, Mid Atlantic boaters could face a number of challenges as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Although the immediate threat of strong winds and rain has passed, there are still a lot of hazards people can encounter on and near the water.

The ocean and rivers could be full of debris that can cause major damage. Buoys and other navigation aids may also be missing or in different locations following a major storm.

The Coast Guard also warned beachgoers and surfers of risks. The agency suggests that enthusiasts should remain off beaches, piers, and jetties until authorized by local officials since rip currents will still be dangerous.

source: USCG 5th District

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