COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
240 PM PST THU DEC 26 2019

NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
240 PM PST THU DEC 26 2019

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…SNEAKER WAVES POSSIBLE.

* WHERE…IN WASHINGTON, SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST. IN OREGON,
NORTH OREGON COAST AND CENTRAL OREGON COAST.

* WHEN…FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…WAVES CAN RUN UP SIGNIFICANTLY FARTHER ON A 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 CHILDREN AND PETS 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.