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Water Safety

(A section of Pennypack Creek remained roped off yesterday after a young swimmer disappeared in the strong current.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Water Rescue Expert Warns That Recent Rains Keeping Local Streams Deadly

More than ten inches of rain in the area during the month of June has pushed water levels to near flood stage in many creeks in the Philadelphia suburbs.

07/04/2013

Beach Safety

Water Safety: How To Keep The Kids Safe Around The Beach Or Pool

Whether planning a beach vacation this summer or staying closer to home at the neighborhood pool, be mindful of water safety and how to keep the kids safe.

05/13/2013

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Atlantic City Residents Urged To Boil Water Before Using

The Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness made the announcement around 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

10/30/2012

(An Ellis Island tour boat gets a US Coast Guard escort in New York Harbor.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Coast Guard Updates Water Safety Regulations

Waterborne getaways this year will have a new feel, and heightened safety, thanks to a major new Coast Guard regulation.

01/12/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Child Safety While Dining Dockside

I saw at least one child running around loose at a busy waterside crab deck, where boats tie up. And a there’s sheer drop into ten feet of water, with no guard rail.

08/18/2011

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