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Wondering what the lifeguard flags in Uruguay mean? Beach warning flags may vary in different parts of Uruguay but generally the code is:

The beach warning flags in Uruguay
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green – good bathing conditions

yellow – bathe with caution

red don’t go in the water

black, maybe with lightningelectric storm (occasionally appropriated when lifeguards go on strike!)

red with a green cross – unsanitary bathing conditions (for example, algae)

red with the word Peligro written on it – peligro means danger. Don’t go in the water in this area.

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