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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1001 PM AST TUE FEB 21 2017

A COMBINATION OF DIMINISHING SEAS AND NORTH WINDS IS CAUSING A
HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

PRZ001-005-008-010-221000-
/O.COR.TJSJ.RP.S.0016.170222T0201Z-170222T1000Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-
1001 PM AST TUE FEB 21 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AST WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATION...THE NORTH AND NORTHWEST COASTS OF PUERTO RICO

* TIMING...TONIGHT

* IMPACTS...STRONG CURRENTS THAT CAN CARRY EVEN THE BEST 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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SNELL


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