Arecibo County, Puerto Rico
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Coastal Flood Warning
PRZ001-002-005-008-012-282200-
SAN JUAN Y VECINDAD-NORESTE-CENTRAL NORTE-NOROESTE-CULEBRA-
1145 AM AST JUEVES 28 DE ABRIL DE 2016

...RIESGO ALTO DE CORRIENTES SUBMARINAS PERMANECE EN EFECTO HASTA
LAS 6 PM AST TEMPRANO ESTA NOCHE...

* LOCALIZACION...LAS PLAYAS DEL ATLANTICO DE PUERTO RICO Y LA COSTA
NORTE DE CULEBRA.

* DURACION...HASTA TEMPRANO ESTA TARDE.

* IMPACTOS...CORRIENTES FUERTES QUE PUEDAN ARRASTRAR A NADADORES
HACIA EL OCEANO.

MEDIDAS DE PRECAUCION Y PREPARATIVOS...

EXISTE UN RIESGO ALTO DE CORRIENTES SUBMARINAS.

LAS CORRIENTES SUBMARINAS SON CANALES DE CORRIENTES POTENTES DE AGUA
QUE SE ALEJAN RAPIDAMENTE DE LA COSTA...Y QUE OCURREN MAYORMENTE EN
CANALES ENTRE DUNAS Y EN LA VECINDAD DE ESTRUCTURAS COMO
ROMPEOLAS...MUELLES Y EMBARCADEROS. PRESTE ATENCION A LAS
ADVERTENCIAS DE LOS SALVAVIDAS...BANDERAS DE LAS PLAYAS Y LETREROS.

SI ES ATRAPADO POR UNA CORRIENTE SUBMARINA...GRITE POR AYUDA.
MANTENGA CALMA...NO SE AGOTE Y MANTENGASE A FLOTE MIENTRAS ESPERA
POR AYUDA. SI TIENE QUE NADAR FUERA DE LA CORRIENTE SUBMARINA...
NADE PARALELO HACIA LA COSTA Y HACIA LA PLAYA DE SER POSIBLE. NO
INTENTE NADAR DIRECTAMENTE EN CONTRA DE LA CORRIENTE SUBMARINA YA
QUE PUDIERA AGOTARSE RAPIDAMENTE.

&&

$$

Rip Current Statement
PRZ001-002-005-008-012-282200-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0028.000000T0000Z-160428T2200Z/
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-CULEBRA-
1145 AM AST THU APR 28 2016

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

* LOCATION...ATLANTIC BEACHES OF PUERTO RICO AND THE NORTHERN
COAST OF CULEBRA.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS CURRENTS THAT CAN DRAG SWIMMERS OUT INTO
THE OCEAN.

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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