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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 6:51 AM AST Aug. 24, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through midnight tonight

* a strong tropical wave is forecast to move across the region today
from its position over the Leeward Islands this
morning... increasing shower and thunderstorm activity across the
U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. All interests should
monitor the progress of the evolution of this weather scenario.

* The potential of flooding rains is high for Puerto Rico and
the U.S. Virgin Islands. Rainfall totals between 2 and 4
inches with locally higher amounts are possible with this
strong tropical wave. Localized flash flooding... landslides
and Rockfall in areas of steep terrain are likely in areas of
heavy rainfall. At this time... the areas more prone to flash
flooding are the U.S. Virgin Islands and the eastern half of
Puerto Rico.

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.





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