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

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WHCA42 TJSJ 301424
CFWSJU

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1024 AM AST FRI SEP 30 2016

PRZ003-007-011-302200-
/O.EXP.TJSJ.SU.Y.0016.000000T0000Z-160930T1400Z/
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0040.000000T0000Z-160930T2200Z/
SOUTHEAST-PONCE AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST-
1024 AM AST FRI SEP 30 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

HIGH SURF ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED AS BREAKING WAVES OF LESS THAN 10
FEET ARE EXPECTED. HOWEVER...DANGEROUS LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING.

&&

$$

PRZ002-008-012-013-VIZ002-302200-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0040.000000T0000Z-160930T2200Z/
NORTHEAST-NORTHWEST-CULEBRA-VIEQUES-ST CROIX-
1024 AM AST FRI SEP 30 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...ALONG THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHERN FACING BEACHES

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVEVING.

* IMPACTS...SURF ZONE CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY SUPPORT THE
  DEVELOPMENT OF LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS

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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