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Flash Flood Warning
PRC017-039-054-091-113-201500-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FF.W.0058.170920T1010Z-170920T1500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service San Juan PR
610 AM AST WED SEP 20 2017

The National Weather Service in San Juan has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Florida Municipality in Puerto Rico...
Barceloneta Municipality in Puerto Rico...
Ponce Municipality in Puerto Rico...
Ciales Municipality in Puerto Rico...
Manati Municipality in Puerto Rico...

* Until 1100 AM AST

* At 605 AM AST, U.S.G.S sensors indicated Rio Grande de Manati was
above flood stage. Up to four to six inches of rain have already
fallen. Flash flooding is imminent or occurring along Rio Grande
de Manati.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.

&&

LAT...LON 1847 6645 1848 6644 1837 6644 1837 6646
1833 6645 1827 6646 1825 6647 1825 6651
1817 6651 1815 6656 1818 6653 1820 6653
1824 6656 1828 6656 1832 6658 1840 6659
1847 6658 1848 6659 1849 6655

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Flash Flood Warning
PRC017-039-054-091-113-201500-

BOLETIN - SE REQUIERE ACTIVACION DE EAS
AVISO DE INUNDACIONES REPENTINAS
SERVICIO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA SAN JUAN PR
610 AM AST MIERCOLES 20 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2017

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorologia en San Juan ha emitido...

* Un Aviso de Inundaciones Repentinas
para...Florida...Barceloneta...Ponce...Ciales y Manati...

* Hasta las 1100 AM AST.

* A las 605 AM AST...Sensores del USGS indicaron el Rio Grande de
Manati estaba sobre el nivel de inundacion. Hasta cuatro a seis
pulgadas han caido. Inundaciones repentinas son inminentes o esta
ocurriendo a lo largo del Rio Grande de Manati.


MEDIDAS DE PRECAUCION/PREPARATIVOS...

Un Aviso de Inundaciones significa que inundaciones son inminentes o
estan ocurriendo. Si usted esta dentro del area bajo aviso muevase
a terreno mas alto inmediatamente. Los residentes que residen a lo largo
de rios o riachuelos deberan tomar precauciones inmediatamente para
proteger vida y propiedad.

&&

$$

Flash Flood Watch
PRZ001>013-VIZ001-002-201200-
Puerto Rico, Culebra, Vieques y las Islas Virgenes Americanas
933 PM AST martes 19 de septiembre de 2017

...VIGILANCIA DE INUNDACIONES REPENTINAS CONTINUA EN EFECTO HASTA
LA TARDE DEL VIERNES...

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorologia en San Juan ha emitido

* Una Advertencia de Inundaciones Urbanas y de riachuelos para...
las Islas Virgenes Americanas y Puerto Rico incluyendo a Culebra y
Vieques.

* Hasta la tarde del viernes

* Huracan Maria continua intensificandose en una atmosfera abundante
en humedad. Se mueve relativamente lento y pudiera persistir sobre
el area local por mas de 24 horas resultando en aguaceros
torrenciales a traves de las islas con lluvia mas intensa en las
montanas de las islas. Un total de lluvia de 12 a 18 pulgadas es
posible y areas aisladas pudieran recibir 25 pulgadas o mas.

* Esta inundaciones resultara en crecidas rapidas de riachuelos y
rios en las Islas Virgenes Americanas y Puerto Rico. Las calles se
inundaran primero y varias autopistas principales pudieran estar
intransitables durante el paso del huracan. Deslizamientos de lodo
pudieran impedir el paso de carreteras. Las casas en areas
inundables cerca de rios y riachuelos se inundaran impidiendo que
los residentes puedan escapar. Aquellos en areas costeras pudieran
estar siendo afectado por marejadas ciclonicas creadas por el
huracan. Lineas electricas caidas podrian cargar con corriente
estas aguas como un peligro adicional. Algunos puentes y carreteras
elevadas podrian ser arrastrados.

MEDIDAS DE PRECAUCION/PREPARATIVOS...

UNA VIGILANCIA DE INUNDACIONES REPENTINAS SIGNIFICA QUE CONDICIONES
LAS CONDICIONES ESTAN FAVORABLES PARA INUNDACIONES.

ESTA ES UNA SITUACION MUY PELIGROSA. SI TIENE DUDAS SOBRE SI SU
LOCALIZACION ESTA PROPENSA A INUNDACIONES DEBE BUSCAR REFUGIO SEGURO
ANTES DE QUE LOS VIENTOS Y LAS LLUVIAS COMIENZEN.

LAS PREPARACIONES PARA ESTAS INUNDACIONES DEBEN SER COMPLETADAS
INMEDIATAMENTE. EL SERVICIO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA CONTINUARA
MONITOREANDO ESTA PELIGROSA SITUACION Y MANTENDRA LOS PRONOSTICO Y
AVISOS ACTUALIZADOS.

&&

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Flash Flood Watch
PRZ001>013-VIZ001-002-211100-
/O.CON.TJSJ.FF.A.0005.000000T0000Z-170922T2200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-Eastern Interior-
North Central-Central Interior-Ponce and Vicinity-Northwest-
Western Interior-Mayaguez and Vicinity-Southwest-Culebra-Vieques-
St.Thomas...St. John...and Adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Including the cities of Bayamon, Carolina, Catano, Guaynabo,
San Juan, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Tujillo Alto, Ceiba, Canovanas,
Fajardo, Humacao, Loiza, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande, Arroyo,
Guayama, Maunabo, Patillas, Salinas, Yabucoa, Aguas Buenas,
Caguas, Cayey, Cidra, Comerio, Gurabo, Juncos, Las Piedras,
San Lorenzo, Arecibo, Barceloneta, Dorado, Florida, Manati,
Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Aibonito, Baranquitas, Ciales, Coamo,
Corozal, Jayuya, Morovis, Naranjito, Orocovis, Villalba,
Guayanilla, Juana Diaz, Yauco, Penuelas, Ponce, Santa Isabel,
Aguadilla, Camuy, Hatillo, Isabela, Quebradillas, Adjuntas,
Lares, Las Marias, Maricao, Sabana Grande, San Sebastian, Utuado,
Aguada, Anasco, Hormigueros, Mayaguez, Moca, Rincon, San German,
Cabo Rojo, Guanica, Lajas, Culebra, Vieques, Anna's Retreat,
Charlotte Amalie, Charlotte Amalie East, Charlotte Amalie West,
Cruz Bay, Christiansted, Frederiksted, Frederiksted Southeast,
and Grove Place
655 AM AST Wed Sep 20 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.

* Through Friday afternoon

* Rainfall associated with Hurricane Maria will continue to lead
to rapid rises along all streams and rivers at the U.S. Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico. Mudslides are also expected. Any homes
in low- lying areas near rivers and streams will be flooded and
flooding may leave residents with no avenue of escape. Those in
coastal areas may have streams and rivers backed up from storm
surge created by the hurricane.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding.

&&

$$

Hurricane Statement
PRZ001>013-VIZ001-002-201745-

Hurricane Maria Local Statement Advisory Number 17
National Weather Service San Juan PR AL152017
540 AM AST Wed Sep 20 2017

This product covers PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS

**CORE OF EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE MARIA NEARING PUERTO RICO**


NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Puerto Rico and US Virgin
Islands.

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 40 miles southeast of San Juan PR or about 20 miles south
of Ceiba PR
- 17.9N 65.6W
- Storm Intensity 155 mph
- Movement Northwest or 305 degrees at 10 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Hurricane force winds will likely continue across USVI, Vieques and
Culebra through the afternoon hours; and across Puerto Rico through
tonight. These winds will bring catastrophic damage. Severe injury is
possible in less than a strong structure. Maria is expected to produce
storm total accumulations of 12 to 18 inches with isolated amounts of
25 inches or more. Flash flooding is imminent or occurring.Now is the
time to remain safely sheltered from the storm.


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* WIND:
Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS. Remain well sheltered from life-
threatening wind. If realized, these impacts include:
- Structural damage to sturdy buildings, some with complete roof
and wall failures. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Damage
greatly accentuated by large airborne projectiles. Locations
may be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
- Numerous large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
roadway signs blown over.
- Many roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
or heavily wooded places. Many bridges, causeways, and access
routes impassable.
- Widespread power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from the flooding rain are still unfolding across
PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS. Remain well guarded against
life-threatening flood waters. If realized, these impacts include:
- Extreme rainfall flooding may prompt numerous evacuations and
rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may overwhelmingly overflow their banks
in many places with deep moving water. Small streams, creeks,
canals, arroyos, and ditches may become raging rivers. In
mountain areas, deadly runoff may rage down valleys while
increasing susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. Flood
control systems and barriers may become stressed.
- Flood waters can enter numerous structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
away. Numerous places where flood waters may cover escape
routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of raging water
with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become very
dangerous. Numerous road and bridge closures with some weakened
or washed out.

* SURGE:
Potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across.
Remain well away from life-threatening surge. If realized, these
impacts include:
- Large areas of deep inundation with storm surge flooding
accentuated by battering waves. Structural damage to buildings,
with several washing away. Damage compounded by floating
debris. Locations may be uninhabitable for an extended period.
- Large sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads
washed out or severely flooded. Flood control systems and
barriers may become stressed.
- Severe beach erosion with significant dune loss.
- Major damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Many
small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
unprotected anchorages with some lifted onshore and stranded.

* TORNADOES:
Potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across PUERTO RICO
AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS. Remain well braced against a dangerous
tornado event. If realized, these impacts include:
- The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder the execution
of emergency plans during tropical events.
- Several places may experience tornado damage with a few spots
of considerable damage, power loss, and communications failures.
- Locations could realize roofs torn off frame houses, mobile
homes demolished, boxcars overturned, large trees snapped or
uprooted, vehicles tumbled, and small boats tossed about.
Dangerous projectiles can add to the toll.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* EVACUATIONS:
Do not return to evacuated areas until hazardous winds diminish and
flood waters abate.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to remain safely sheltered from the storm. Stay inside
and away from windows. Listen for updates and be ready in case you
lose electrical power. Locate your battery powered radio and flashlight
from your Emergency Supplies Kit. Keep these items close.


Continue to keep your cell phone well charged for as long as
possible. If you lose power, use it more sparingly and mainly for
personal emergencies and check-ins. Do not overload communications
systems with idle chatter.

Do not venture outside while in the eye of a hurricane. Within the
eye, weather conditions may temporarily improve which can be
misleading. Once the eye passes, the wind will change direction and
return to dangerous speeds. Heavy rain will also return. Be smart and
remain safely hidden from the storm.

Do not be a thrill seeker or risk your life for senseless photos or
videos. Be wise and avoid becoming another statistic.

Be ready to move to the identified safe room if your home or shelter
begins to fail. Quickly move to an interior room on the lowest floor.
Put as many sturdy walls between you and the storm as you can.
Protect your head and body.

When major hurricanes make landfall, extreme winds bring a tremendous
threat to life and cause devastating to catastrophic damage. During
landfall, listen for extreme wind warnings which indicate the exact
timing and location of these incredible life-threatening winds. If
issued for you area, move to the safest place within your home or
shelter. Take the same life-saving actions as if it were a violent
tornado.


* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in San Juan PR around 8:30 AM AST, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$

Hurricane Warning
PRZ001>013-VIZ001-002-201715-
/O.CON.KNHC.HU.W.1015.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
501 AM AST WED SEP 20 2017

$$

Hurricane Warning
PRZ007-201730-
/O.CON.TJSJ.HU.W.1015.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
Ponce and Vicinity-
530 AM AST Wed Sep 20 2017

...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Ponce and Vicinity

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Cat 3 Hurricane force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 95-115 mph with gusts to 165 mph
- Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until early Thursday
morning
- Window for Hurricane force winds: until this afternoon

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Extreme
- The wind threat has increased from the previous assessment.
- Remain braced against the reasonable threat for major
hurricane force wind greater than 110 mph of equivalent
Category 3 intensity or higher.
- To be safe, efforts should fully focus on protecting life.
Properties remain subject to devastating to catastrophic
wind impacts.
- Now is the time to urgently hide from the wind. Failure to
adequately shelter may result in serious injury, loss of
life, or immense human suffering. Remain sheltered until
the hazardous wind subsides. Be ready to quickly move to
the safest place within your shelter if extreme wind
warnings are issued.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
- Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* STORM SURGE
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Life-threatening storm surge possible
- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 6-9 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
- Window of concern: through early this evening

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: High
- The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency considerations should posture for a reasonable
threat for major storm surge flooding of greater than 6
feet above ground.
- To be safe, evacuees should be located within prescribed
shelters and well away from deadly storm surge flooding
capable of extensive impacts.
- Life-threatening inundation is possible. Those who failed
to heed evacuation orders risk serious injury, significant
loss of life, or human suffering.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
- Potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 12-18 inches, with
locally higher amounts

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Extreme
- The flooding rain threat has increased from the previous
assessment.
- Emergency considerations should include a threat of
flooding.
- Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
impacts.
- If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed
recommended actions.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Devastating to Catastrophic
- Extreme rainfall flooding may prompt numerous evacuations
and rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may overwhelmingly overflow their
banks in many places with deep moving water. Small streams,
creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become raging
rivers. In mountain areas, deadly runoff may rage down
valleys while increasing susceptibility to rockslides and
mudslides. Flood control systems and barriers may become
stressed.
- Flood waters can enter numerous structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
washed away. Numerous places where flood waters may cover
escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
raging water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
become very dangerous. Numerous road and bridge closures
with some weakened or washed out.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is favorable for tornadoes

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate
- The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- Emergency considerations should include a reasonable threat
for tornadoes.
- Be safe and remain ready to protect against tornado
impacts. Stay informed.
- Listen for tornado watches and warnings. If a tornado
approaches, quickly move to the safest place within your
shelter.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder the
execution of emergency plans during tropical events.
- Several places may experience tornado damage with a few
spots of considerable damage, power loss, and
communications failures.
- Locations could realize roofs torn off frame houses, mobile
homes demolished, boxcars overturned, large trees snapped
or uprooted, vehicles tumbled, and small boats tossed
about. Dangerous projectiles can add to the toll.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SJU/

$$

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