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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
800 PM AST MON JAN 23 2017

WAVE HEIGHTS WILL SLIGHTLY INCREASE OVERNIGHT TO CONTINUE THE HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ON THE EXPOSED NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN COASTS
OF PUERTO RICO AS WELL AS CULEBRA.

PRZ001-002-005-008-010-012-240800-
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SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-CULEBRA-
800 PM AST MON JAN 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT AT LEAST UNTIL 6 AM
AST TUESDAY...

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

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

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST TONIGHT.

* 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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