Beach Hazards Statement for Saturday July 16th for Coastal Hancock and Washington County
There is a Beach Hazard Statement in effect today, Saturday, July 16th from 8 a.m. through this evening. Areas affected include all of Coastal Hancock and Washington Counties
The warmer air temperatures near 80 degrees may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures which are currently only in the low to mid 50s.
Beach Hazard Statements are issued on days when a significant number of boats and paddlecrafts are expected to be out on the water and when warm air temperatures may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water. Paddle smart from the start. Always wear your life jacket. Be aware of wind conditions, tides and localized currents