PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
830 AM EDT MON MAY 18 2009

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

BEFORE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GET OUT ON THE WATER THIS YEAR...GRAB A
LIFE JACKET AND WEAR IT. NEARLY 90 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO DROWN WHILE
BOATING WERE NOT WEARING A LIFE JACKET.

WEARING A LIFE JACKET IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND SIMPLE
LIFE-SAVING STRATEGIES FOR SAFE RECREATIONAL BOATING. BOATERS ARE
REQUIRED TO HAVE A U.S. COAST GUARD-APPROVED LIFE JACKET ON BOARD
FOR EVERY PASSENGER ON THEIR VESSEL. MODERN LIFE JACKETS ARE
AVAILABLE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF SHAPES...COLORS...AND SIZES. THEY ARE
COMFORTABLE...LIGHT WEIGHT...AND PERFECT FOR ANY BOATING ACTIVITY OR
SPORT. NO MATTER WHAT THE ACTIVITY OR LIFE JACKET STYLE CHOSEN...THE
MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THIS...REMEMBER TO GRAB A LIFE JACKET AND
WEAR IT. TO LEARN MORE...VISIT THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL
ONLINE...AT WWW.SAFEBOATINGCOUNCIL.ORG.

THIS MESSAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL
AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...REMINDING YOU THAT NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING WEEK IS MAY 16 THROUGH 22.

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