Benzie County Taking Steps To Keep Its Residents And Visitors Safe. Frankfort Recently Installed Two New Weather Warning System At Beach.
Benzie County Is Taking Steps To Keep Its Residents And Visitors Safe While They Are At The Beach. The City Of Frankfort Recently Installed Two New Weather Warning Systems At Frankfort Beach. The Swim Smart Warning system uses two solar-powered lights to connect to National Weather Service data through cellular networks.
Based on that data, the light system will update itself with the current weather conditions in Frankfort. Similar to the flag system on beaches, a red light means high hazard, yellow means medium hazard, and green means low hazard.
“18 people have been washed off this breakwater in the past three years, and three of them have drowned,” Benzie Aquatic Center Community Outreach Volunteer Carol Johnson said. “We’re trying to save lives.” The purchase and installation of the Swim Smart Warning System was funded through a $12,000 grant from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
This news was originally published at Up North Live.