The National Weather Service in San Juan has issued an
* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for minor flooding of poor drainage areas in for the following municipalities...
in Puerto Rico Canovanas...Trujillo Alto...Carolina...Rio Grande and Loiza
* until 900 PM AST
* at 602 PM AST...due the the recent heavy rain...rivers and creeks across these areas will see some minor to moderate rises. This includes some rises on the Rio Grande de Loiza...especially in Carolina and Loiza...where the basin enters the Atlantic Ocean.
Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway...especially at night when it is difficult to see the roadways. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice...turn around...dont drown.
Lat...Lon 1845 6593 1844 6587 1830 6593 1836 6602
254 PM AST Fri Aug 22 2014
...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday morning...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* all Puerto Rico...Culebra...Vieques and U.S. Virgin Island
* through Saturday morning
* abundant tropical moisture...associated with a strong tropical wave will continue to move across the local islands through late tonight. Showers with thunderstorms will continue to spread across the region this afternoon through at least tonight. Periodic bursts of heavy rainfall are expected across the islands accompanying the tropical wave. Rainfall totals between 4 and 6 inches with locally higher amounts in mountainous terrain are likely during this event. Therefore...there is a high potential for urban and flash flooding to continue through at least Saturday morning.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain across the watch area...which may lead to flooding. If you are in the watch area...check your preparedness requirements... especially if you have interests along area rivers. Keep informed... and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.
People in the watch area should continue to be aware of the possibility for heavy rainfall. Avoid low lying areas...and be careful when approaching Highway dips and underpasses. The heavy rain could also cause mudslides and rock slides in areas of steep terrain.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio...local TV...radio or your cable television provider for later statements and possible warnings.
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