Beach Safety Flags Return To South Haven Beaches For Summer On Friday

A sign of summer is returning to South Haven Friday for a summer that will be anything but normal. South Haven Area Emergency Services will start its program of flying safety flags at city beaches between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. every day. The flags are either green, yellow, or red based on conditions in Lake Michigan and are changed during the day if things change. SHAES keeps up to speed on the lake conditions for the city’s seven public beaches by monitoring data from the National Weather Service. City Manager Brian Dissette says the public beaches are open and there are “social distance” signs posted at all of them along with city parks and public spaces “to encourage the public to make smart choices.”