NWS: America’s PrepareAthon!


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America’s PrepareAthon! from the National Weather Service:

America’s PrepareAthon!
Heading to the Great Lakes this summer?

(April 30, 2016) – If swimming on the Great Lakes, it’s important to know the hazards. Large waves and dangerous currents are a real threat to beachgoers. Join in on America’s PrepareAthon! Be Smart, Take Part, and Prepare! Do you know your risk? #PrepareAthon #WRN #SummerSafety #currentsmart

Did you know
We’ve had more fatalities from dangerous current and waves in our forecast area than any other summer weather related hazard?

This includes tornadoes, lightning, straight line winds, and flooding!

Know before you go
Learn about the various hazards on the lake, like waves and dangerous currents – ww.dangerouscurrents.org

Check the swim risk BEFORE heading to the beach: www.weather.gov/greatlakes/beachhazards.



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