Here’s how you can stay safe while you’re out on the water this summer


SPOKANE, Wash. — Summer is less than a month away, and the National Weather Service wants to make sure you’re safe while boating this season.

This week is National Safe Boating Week, and NWS has four reminders to keep in mind the next time you hit the water:

  • Have ways to receive alerts
  • Bring a phone charger
  • Pack spare batteries
  • Inspect life jackets