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Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 5:26 AM AST on July 31, 2016

Expires 6:00 AM EDT on August 01, 2016

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Monday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues in effect for

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

* Through Monday afternoon

* a strong tropical wave will move across the local islands
today... tonight and tomorrow. Showers and thunderstorms are
expected to increase this morning and spread across the rest of
the region through tonight. The most active period appears to be
from this morning through Monday morning.

* The potential of flooding rains is high for Puerto Rico and
the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday. Rainfall totals between 2
and 4 inches with locally higher amounts are possible with
this strong tropical wave. Localized flash flooding and
landslides are likely in areas of persistent heavy rainfall.

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 later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

454 am AST sun Jul 31 2016

... High rip current risk in effect through late tonight...

The National Weather Service in San Juan has issued a high rip
current risk... which is in effect through late tonight.

* Location... beaches of Puerto Rico (except western Puerto rico),
Culebra, Vieques and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

* Timing... through at least tonight.

* Impacts... strong currents may drag swimmers out to sea.

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.

Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
California - Areal Flood Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Beach Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Colorado - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Flash Flood Watch
District of Columbia - Public Information Statement
Georgia - Record Report
Idaho - Fire Weather Warning , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Record Report
Indiana - Special Statement
Kansas - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Maryland - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Record Report
Montana - Fire Weather Warning
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement
Nevada - Flash Flood Watch , Fire Weather Warning
New Jersey - Flash Flood Watch
New Mexico - Public Information Statement
New York - Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
North Carolina - Heat Advisory
North Dakota - Special Statement
Ohio - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Fire Weather Watch
Pennsylvania - Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
South Carolina - Heat Advisory , Record Report
Utah - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Virgin Islands - Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Record Report

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