Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Juan PR
857 PM AST Fri Mar 1 2024

PRZ001-002-005-008-012-020900-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-240304T2200Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-Culebra-
857 PM AST Fri Mar 1 2024

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Life-threatening rip currents due to breaking waves up
  to 6 feet. Increasing to up to 7 feet on Sunday.

* WHERE...North and east-facing beaches of Puerto Rico and
  Culebra.

* WHEN...Through Monday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Rip currents that can sweep even the best swimmers
  away from shore into deeper water where it becomes difficult
  to return to safety.

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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