Coast Guard warns boaters of dangerous New England storm

BOSTON – Coast Guard units in New England are pre-staging their crews and equipment and warning off-shore mariners today in anticipation of severe storm conditions generated by Hurricane Noel that are expected to arrive tomorrow and generate winds around 80 knots and dangerous seas more than 30 feet high.

In an effort to inform mariners of the approaching storm, Coast Guard shore units are issuing safety broadcasts via VHF/FM radio. Additionally, HU-25 Falcon jets from Air Station Cape Cod are providing storm information to off-shore mariners today and will continue to provide updates throughout today.

Coastal and off-shore cutters and shore-based search and rescue stations have also augmented their status to an increased readiness.

Mariners are encouraged to closely monitor channel 16 VHF/FM for updated storm information. For more marine weather information please visit this link from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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