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GLIN==> Rip Current Awareness

Title: Rip Current Awareness
National rip current awareness week began June 5

June 6, 2005
University of Michigan News Service
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-State, regional and national organizations are calling attention to deadly rip currents that can form in the Great Lakes and oceans. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Weather Service, Ocean Service, and National Sea Grant College have designated the week of June 5 as national Rip Current Awareness Week.

Locally, Michigan Sea Grant, which recently sponsored the second regional rip currents conference, is distributing rip currents brochures, and maintains a Web page devoted to information about rip currents (see www.miseagrant.umich.edu). The Web site focuses on what you can do to swim safely this summer.

See the complete news release at http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Releases/2005/Jun05/r060605a
Elizabeth LaPorte
Communications Director & Education Program Co-Leader, Michigan Sea Grant College Program
Communications Director, Univ. of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment
Phone: (734) 647-0767, Fax: (734) 647-0768
Address: 401 E. Liberty St., TCF - Suite 330, Ann Arbor, MI  48104-2298