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High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 4:23 AM AST on March 26, 2017

Expires 6:00 AM EDT on March 27, 2017


... High surf advisory now in effect until 6 PM AST this evening...
... High rip current risk now in effect through late tonight...

* waves and surf... breaking waves up to 10 feet along the north
and northwest facing beaches of Puerto Rico.

* Location... the northwest through northeast coast of Puerto Rico.

* Timing... rip currents through late tonight and high surf through
6 PM.

* Impacts... large breaking waves will create dangerous surf
conditions that can sweep people and pets into the ocean or
against rocks and jetties. Strong currents that can carry even
the best 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.

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.






High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 4:23 AM AST on March 26, 2017

Expires 6:00 AM EDT on March 27, 2017


... High surf advisory now in effect until 6 PM AST this evening...
... High rip current risk now in effect through late tonight...

* waves and surf... breaking waves up to 10 feet along the north
and northwest facing beaches of Puerto Rico.

* Location... the northwest through northeast coast of Puerto Rico.

* Timing... rip currents through late tonight and high surf through
6 PM.

* Impacts... large breaking waves will create dangerous surf
conditions that can sweep people and pets into the ocean or
against rocks and jetties. Strong currents that can carry even
the best 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.

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.






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