Beach Hazards Statement issued for beaches along Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio

Beach Hazards Statement
Posted at 4:31 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 16:36:58-04

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for beaches from Lorain County to Erie County, Pennsylvania until Wednesday evening. 

Swimmers are at high risk due to waves and dangerous currents, officials said.

According to the National Weather Service, a Beach Hazard Statement is issued when: 

Swimming risks exist from a combination of wind and large waves including rip currents and longshore currents. These swimming risks can create life-threatening conditions even for good swimmers. Follow the instruction of local authorities or stay out of the water.