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Beach warning flag system in place

Beach flag system in place…

Myrtle Beach has a specific set of beach flags to let beach-goers know about water conditions. Pictured here is a sign showing the flag system. These flags will fly from lifeguard stands to alert of any potential dangers.

As indicated, a double red flag means the water is closed to the public; no swimming is allowed. A single red flag indicates hazardous conditions, such as strong waves or currents. Medium hazards are indicated by a yellow flag, wh...ile a green flag shows that conditions are generally good. A blue flag indicates dangerous marine life, such as a high number of jellyfish.

Pay attention to the beach flags and be safe! If you need more information about ocean water conditions, ask at the nearest lifeguard stand or stop one of the Beach Patrol officers.