Lane County Emergency Management advises coastal residents to be wary of hazardous waves

Lane County Emergency Management advises coastal residents to be wary of hazardous waves
Posted on 12/18/2018

Lane County Office of Emergency Management is advising coastal residents that harsh weather is forecasted to continue for the next few days. 

 

Coastal residents are encouraged to batten down the hatches and stay indoors Wednesday and Thursday of this week. 

 

The National Weather Service advises that weather on the beaches and headlands Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will be hazardous with the potential for wave energy to run all the way up the beach. 

 

History has shown that increased wave activity could bring movement of heavy drift wood or other debris that can cause serious injury or even death.  Increased wave activity also has the potential of sweeping people and pets out into the ocean.

 

“The potential for injury – or worse – during hazardous weather and high wave activity on Lane County beaches should be taken seriously by everyone who lives near or plans to visit the coast this week,” said Lane County Emergency Manager Linda Cook.