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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1256 PM AST TUE APR 25 2017

NORTHERLY SWELL DIMINISHING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC WATERS, HOWEVER
BREAKING WAVES UP TO 6 FEET ARE EXPECTED TODAY ACROSS ISOLATED
AREAS OF THE ATLANTIC COAST OF PUERTO RICO AND THE ISLAND OF CULEBRA.

PRZ002-005-012-252200-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0030.000000T0000Z-170425T2200Z/
NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-CULEBRA-
1256 PM AST TUE APR 25 2017

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

* SURF...BREAKING WAVES BETWEEN 4 AND 6 FEET.

* LOCATION...NORTHERN CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN BEACHES OF PUERTO
  RICO AND CULEBRITA BEACH IN CULEBRA ISLAND.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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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