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Authorities close more beaches


Department of Disaster Management (press release) – Beaches remain closed today as very rough sea conditions with waves reaching up to 11 feet continue to affect the Territory.

As a result, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has issued stern warnings for small craft operators and sea bathers against dangerous sea conditions especially on the Northern and Eastern Coastlines.

The Forecasters have indicated that a fresh, cool northerly wind flow is continuing to generate these rough sea conditions and is also transporting a mass of shallow low level clouds across the area today and tonight.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is strongly advising all to adhere to these warnings and adjust your activities accordingly.

Closed beaches include Long Bay on Beef Island, Smugglers Cove, Long Bay West End Tortola, Capoons Bay, Brewers Bay, Trunk Bay, Rogues Bay, Josiah’s Bay, Lambert Beach, Little Bay, the Baths, Cane Garden Bay, North Shore of Anegada, the Bubbly Pool on Jost Van Dyke and Savannah Bay on Virgin Gorda.

All beaches under the management of the National Parks Trust are also closed to bathers, swimmers, snorkelers and paddle boarders until further notice. The Mooring field is also closed, therefore no access to the beaches is permitted.

The DDM will continue to monitor these conditions and provide updates.

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