Coastal Hazard Message

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
1123 AM PST Wed Dec 25 2019

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
1123 AM PST Wed Dec 25 2019

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Sneaker waves possible.

* WHERE…In Washington, South Washington Coast. In Oregon,
North Oregon Coast and Central Oregon Coast.

* WHEN…From Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Waves can run up significantly farther on the beach
than normal, including over rocks and jetties. Sneaker waves
can suddenly knock people off of their feet and quickly pull
them into the frigid ocean which may lead to serious injury or
drowning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Keep away from large logs on the beach. Sneaker waves can run up
on the beach, lifting or rolling these extremely heavy logs.
People have been injured after being caught under these logs from
sneaker wave action.

Keep children and pets close and away from the surf zone. Keep
off of jetties, rocks and logs near the surf zone. If you see
someone swept into the sea, do not swim in after them. Call
911 and keep an eye on them until help arrives.