TILLAMOOK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Beach Hazards Statement 1/19/23

National Weather Service Portland OR 641 PM PST Thu Jan 19, 2023

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Sneaker waves possible.

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

* WHEN…From Saturday morning, January 21, 2023 through Sunday afternoon, January 22, 2023

* 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…

Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.

Keep children and pets away from the surf zone. Keep off ofjetties, 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.