Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
402 AM AST THU DEC 8 2016

PRZ001-002-005-008-012-VIZ001-082200-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0051.000000T0000Z-161208T2200Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-CULEBRA-
ST.THOMAS...ST. JOHN.. AND ADJACENT ISLANDS-
402 AM AST THU DEC 8 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...THE ATLANTIC SHORELINE OF PUERTO RICO...CULEBRA AND
  ST. THOMAS.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 6 TO 8 FEET THAT WILL CREATE
  STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMERS OUT
  TO SEA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

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