Police On Beach Safety

Hot weather and summer vacation with the kids often means a trip to the beach. South Haven has seven public beaches and all them have beach warning flags that will inform you about swimming conditions in Lake Michigan at the beach where you are. South Haven Area Emergency Services Chief Ron Wise spoke with WSJM News about the matter.

“When you get to the beach, if you see the color of the flag, look at the signs to see what the color means,” Wise said. “Green means there’s a low chance for dangerous currents, yellow means there’s a moderate chance of dangerous currents, and red means there’s a high risk for dangerous currents, and we recommend that no one swim on those days.”

Get the Lake Michigan and South Haven’s beach information before you head out at SHAES.org. Just click on “Beach Safety Program.”