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Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:18 PM AST en Agosto 23, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch now in effect through 4 am AST...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* all Puerto Rico...Culebra...and Vieques.

* A moist south to southeast wind flow will continue to produce numerous showers and thunderstorms. These showers will move repeatedly over the same areas that received heavy rains and had flooding the past couple of days. Additional rainfall amounts of two to three inches of rain can be expected with the most intense and persistent showers.

* Some small stream and urban flooding are likely with areas south of the central Cordillera and eastern half of Puerto Rico having the greatest risk of experiencing flash flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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