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Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:36 PM AST Nov. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through Thursday afternoon...

* location... north facing beaches of Puerto Rico and Culebra and
the eastern beaches of St. Croix.

* Timing... through Thursday afternoon.

* Impacts... strong currents that can carry even the best
swimmers out to sea.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.




433 PM AST Wed Nov 14 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

* Through Thursday afternoon

* abundant moisture combined with favorable upper level dynamics
will continue to result in periods of moderate to heavy rainfall
across portions of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Estimated rainfall amounts during the last 24 hours have been
between 1 to 2 inches of rain across the U.S. Virgin Islands
and between 2 to 4 inches across southern and the eastern
interior sections of Puerto Rico.

* Although rainfall activity on Thursday is not expected to be as
widespread as it was today... any additional heavy rains over
already saturated soils will likely result in flash flooding and
mudslides in areas of steep terrain. Therefore, the Flash Flood
Watch continues through at least Thursday afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor for the latest forecasts and be prepared to
take action should flash flood warnings be issued.




Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:36 PM AST Nov. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through Thursday afternoon...

* location... north facing beaches of Puerto Rico and Culebra and
the eastern beaches of St. Croix.

* Timing... through Thursday afternoon.

* Impacts... strong currents that can carry even the best
swimmers out to sea.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.




433 PM AST Wed Nov 14 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

* Through Thursday afternoon

* abundant moisture combined with favorable upper level dynamics
will continue to result in periods of moderate to heavy rainfall
across portions of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Estimated rainfall amounts during the last 24 hours have been
between 1 to 2 inches of rain across the U.S. Virgin Islands
and between 2 to 4 inches across southern and the eastern
interior sections of Puerto Rico.

* Although rainfall activity on Thursday is not expected to be as
widespread as it was today... any additional heavy rains over
already saturated soils will likely result in flash flooding and
mudslides in areas of steep terrain. Therefore, the Flash Flood
Watch continues through at least Thursday afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor for the latest forecasts and be prepared to
take action should flash flood warnings be issued.




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