Ecuadorian Coastal Alert Lowers to Yellow From Orange

Posted on August 12, 2011 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Travel, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

According to the Committee of Operations of National Emergencies (COEN) has changed the Ecuadorian costal alerts from orange to yellow. The new alert allows tourists on the coast to enter the ocean staying within the marked buoy zones and allows tourist boats to travel 4 miles from the port. However, authorities say the ban on fishing is still in place. The Ecuadorian Navy’s Oceanography Institute issued a wave warning off Ecuador’s coast due to a strong storm in Chile this past Wednesday. People along the coast say that there have been strong waves, but no damage of the magnitude the Institute was predicting has occurred. Government officials say the stronger waves are predicted to last until Sunday, August 14th. Inocar officials say waves as big as 3 to 4 meters will be presents with 18 seconds in-between their arrival. Also, officials warn of significant beach erosion.Read Article

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