This was a weekend we were warned about. In fact, I was planning to take my girls swimming but decided not to because the warnings really ramped up. The rip currents became deadly and rescue teams could not keep up.
Last evening my son and I went for a run on the boardwalk around 7 p.m. Aside from the high winds, massive waves, churning ocean, and flooding that came right up to the boardwalk, we saw three girls do something really stupid.
With all the advisories we've been issued lately, along with the deaths of a 10 year old and a 17 year old in our ocean within a week's time (both swimming when no lifeguards were on duty), here is some important information from the United States Lifesaving Association and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.