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Beach safety flags fly May 15 in South Haven

Posted at 6:24 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:24:27-04

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Its a sure sign of summer approaching, South Haven beaches will soon display beach safety flags to warn swimmers of conditions.

The flags will be put up by the South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) staff on Friday, May 15. The city's public beaches will display flags from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday. Beach-goers will also see numbers on the flag poles and pier safety boxes to give responders a more accurate idea of where an emergency is happening, reducing response time.

Lake conditions are determined by the National Weather Service and will be monitored by SHAES. Current conditions will be posted to their website.