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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
529 AM AST SAT AUG 29 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY ACROSS MANY BEACHES IN PUERTO
RICO AND IN SAINT CROIX...

.BREAKING WAVES AND MODERATE TO FRESH EAST WINDS ACROSS THE
LOCAL WATERS WILL CAUSE A HIGH RISK OF LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS IN SAINT CROIX...VIEQUES...AND ACROSS THE
SOUTHWESTERN...NORTH AND EAST COASTS OF MAINLAND PUERTO RICO.

PRZ001-002-005-008-011-013-VIZ002-291730-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.RP.S.0009.150829T0929Z-150829T2200Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-SOUTHWEST-
VIEQUES-ST CROIX-
529 AM AST SAT AUG 29 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* LOCATION...CRAMER PARK IN SAINT CROIX...SUN BAY BEACH IN
  VIEQUES...AS WELL AS PINONES...PALMAS DEL MAR...MAR
  CHIQUITA...PUERTO NUEVO...JOBOS...AND BALLENA BEACH IN MAINLAND
  PUERTO RICO.

* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS
  FOR MOST OF THE DAY.

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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