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Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:15 AM AST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk now in effect through Sunday afternoon...

* location... beaches along the northwest to northeast coast of
Puerto Rico, as well as beaches along the north coast of
Culebra, Saint Thomas and Saint Croix.

* Timing... through Sunday afternoon.

* Impacts... strong currents that can carry even the best of
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.





Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:15 AM AST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk now in effect through Sunday afternoon...

* location... beaches along the northwest to northeast coast of
Puerto Rico, as well as beaches along the north coast of
Culebra, Saint Thomas and Saint Croix.

* Timing... through Sunday afternoon.

* Impacts... strong currents that can carry even the best of
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.





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