Even though it might be a gorgeous beach day on Sat. and Sun., we’ve just received the MEMA (Mass. Emergency Management Agency) report which is calling for rip tides as the Hurricane passes to our east. Can you post the attached? Thanks!
Carolyn A. Kirk
City of Gloucester
9 Dale Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930
City Announces Riptide Advisory Due to Hurricane
Beach Safety Plan in effect on Saturday July 5th and Sunday July 6th
(Gloucester, MA) – The City of Gloucester today announced that dangerous conditions, including rip tides and strong surf undertow, are expected this weekend at Good Harbor and Wingaersheek Beaches in Gloucester. To ensure the well-being of guests, a Beach Safety Plan will be in effect for Saturday and Sunday, July 5th and 6th at all City beaches as Hurricane Arthur passes out to sea to the east of Cape Ann.
Under the Beach Safety Plan, lifeguards have authority to close all or portions of the beaches at their discretion. In sections that are open, swimmers must refrain from going into the water above the waist. Gloucester police officers will be on beach patrol throughout the weekend to enforce the lifeguard orders.
While Gloucester Fire and Police department personnel will stand ready to respond to any water-related emergencies, all life safety officials urge beach goers to immediately obey lifeguard instructions.
All beach goers are reminded that lifeguards are not on duty after 5 p.m. Residents and visitors are urged to stay out of the water when lifeguards