Coastal Hazard Message

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
539 PM PST Sun Dec 29 2019

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
539 PM PST Sun Dec 29 2019

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Sneaker waves possible.

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

* WHEN…From Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Sneaker waves run up significantly farther on a beach
than normal, including over rocks and jetties. They 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.

Stay 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.