Results:
Tag: safety first
Clear
  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes boat, water safety this summer

    DETROIT- With warm weather approaching, many will spend summer in or around the water. As Great Lakes stewards, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors and residents the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities. Great Lakes water levels are below last year’s record levels but will continue rising before peaking in the summer months. High water levels can increase dangers such as rip currents and waves, especially during periods of active weather. The Corps of Engineers urges caution around Great Lakes piers and breakwaters, particularly during times of high winds and waves. People of all ages should always practice boat and water safety. Before entering or being around the water, keep these items listed below in mind, they could save your life or the life of someone you care about.
  • High water levels and wave events increase safety hazards

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges caution around Great Lake piers, breakwaters and jetties, particularly during times of high wind and wave events. Many accidents and incidents near harbor structures occur during the turbulent weather season late in the year and higher than normal water levels pose an added threat. The lakeshore attracts local residents and visitors alike and some may not be aware of the powerful impacts that strong winds, storms and high water levels can bring. Dangers of High Water Levels, Waves. The Great Lakes are experiencing higher than normal water levels, which bring safety hazards such as submerged breakwaters, dangerous rip currents and electric shock risks.
  • Safety hazards peaked during Great Lakes high water

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, strongly urges individuals to use caution around
  • Breakwater safety hazards of high Great Lakes water levels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, strongly urges individuals to use caution around
  • Great Lakes water levels set June record highs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that that based on preliminary data,
  • Great Lakes water levels expected to set record highs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that record high water levels are