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The Coast Guard urge people to stay safe near the water

STATE WIDE (WGME) -- The coast guard really wants everyone to stay away from the water through Saturday because they're worried about big waves and strong currents.

They're ready to respond to any emergency on the water, but they say it's best if boaters secure their boats or even get your boat out of the water if you have time.

Any tropical storm brings high surf, and the surf along the entire Maine coast will produce waves between 5 and 8 feet until Saturday night at eight o'clock and even after that the coast guard warns to be careful on the water because buoys could be shifted.

But if you're going to go out on the water this weekend, the coast guard says to let someone on land know where you're going.

Javier Toledo, US Coast Guard Officer says: That way if you don't come back they can let us know. Make sure they have a description of you how you dress, other identification that will help us do a search.

A final warning, the Coast Guard says a lot of times people will want to come down to a place like Bug Light or one of the beaches to see the big waves, but they say to watch from a safe distance because those waves can come up quickly  and unexpectedly and knock you down.