Temperatures are going up and while that’s good news for some, the Coast Guard wants you to stay safe.
The US Coast Guard is encouraging people to use caution on the lakes and waterways in the region. The rising temp’s and the rain this week will cause the ice to appear stronger than it is. Coast Guard officials also want the public to remember the acronym ICE:
Information: Check the weather and ice conditions, know where you are going and know how to call for help
Clothing: Wear the proper anti-exposure clothes with multiple layers
Equipment: Make sure you have the proper equipment before venturing out onto ice