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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
137 PM AST SUN JAN 22 2017

WINDS AND SEAS WILL COME UP SOMEWHAT OVERNIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.
THEREFORE THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON.

PRZ001-002-005-008-010-230200-
/O.EXT.TJSJ.RP.S.0005.000000T0000Z-170123T2200Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-
137 PM AST SUN JAN 22 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* BREAKING WAVES...BETWEEN 5 AND 7 FEET.

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST FACING BEACHES OF
  PUERTO RICO.

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...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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