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Beach Hazard Alert issued for multiple counties along Lake Erie

Posted: 10:29 AM, Aug 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-24 10:29:21-04
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Swimmers should take caution if they’re heading to Lake Erie Saturday.

The National Weather Service issued a Beach Hazard Statement for the following counties:

  • Cuyahoga
  • Erie
  • Lake
  • Lorain

The Beach Hazard Statement is effective until 10 p.m.

Beach Hazard Statements are issued when swimmers are at risk due to a combination of wind and large waves, rip currents and longshore currents.

The conditions on the water can create life-threatening conditions for even the most experienced swimmers, according to the NWS.