949  
WHUS43 KGRR 180146  
CFWGRR  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
946 PM EDT THU SEP 17 2020  
 
MIZ071-180900-  
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0028.000000T0000Z-200918T0900Z/  
VAN BUREN-  
946 PM EDT THU SEP 17 2020  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT  
FRIDAY...  
 
* WHAT...HIGH WAVE ACTION, STRONG CURRENTS, AND DANGEROUS  
SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED. PIERS MAY BE HEAVILY SWAMPED BY  
WAVES.  
 
* WHERE...VAN BUREN COUNTY.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 5 AM EDT FRIDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS CAN PULL SWIMMERS INTO DEEPER WATER  
AND HIGH WAVES CAN SWEEP PEOPLE OFF PIERS.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...WAVES OF 3 TO 5 FEET WILL CONTINUE INTO THE  
OVERNIGHT HOURS, BEFORE SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER TO AVOID HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS  
AND DO NOT VENTURE OUT ON PIERS. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL  
AUTHORITIES ON POTENTIAL BEACH CLOSURES.  
 

 
 

 
 
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