Big waves continue to batter
coastline, creating hazardous conditions for beachgoers. Dangerous surf can put
inexperienced swimmers at risk of injury or even death. The National Weather
Service is taking new steps to make sure people realize just how dangerous high
surf can be.
Michael Cantin is the
Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Honolulu. He explains how
the updated messaging system puts a greater emphasis on getting out the right
information. By telling the public what to expect, they’ll be able to make
The enhanced high surf
safety messaging system goes into effect today.
Full audio available here:
(Molly Solomon / HPR News)