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Lakeshore Flood Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 1:34 PM EDT Jun. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Lakeshore flood advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this
evening...
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this
evening...

* Lake Shore flooding... water levels at Essexville peaked at 52
inches above chart datum early this afternoon. Water levels will
are forecast to gradually diminish through the remainder of the
afternoon as winds slowly decrease, dropping below 48 inches
above chart datum by this evening.

* Impacts... high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions
will continue through the afternoon. Conditions may be favorable
for rip current and structural currents that make swimming
dangerous.

* Location... beaches from Caseville to Harbor Beach including...
Caseville... Sand Point... Port Crescent State Park... Port
Austin... Harbor Beach...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Children should not enter the water unsupervised and without a
certified flotation device. Caution should be used when in or
near the water. Pay attention to flags and signs posted near
beach access points and lifeguard stations.

High wave action alone can make swimming difficult on days such
as this. Incoming waves in rapid succession can tire a swimmer
quickly.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you out lakeward along the pier structure.

To learn more about dangerous waves and currents please visit
dangerouscurrents.Org