Event: Rip Current Statement
Sender Name: NWS San Juan PR
Description: * WHAT…For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of 8 to
10 feet. For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents.
* WHERE…St. Thomas, St. John, and Adjacent Islands in the US
* WHEN…For the High Surf Advisory, until 6 AM AST Friday. For
the High Rip Current Risk, through Friday afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and
localized beach erosion. Rip currents can sweep even the best
swimmers away from shore into deeper water.
Instruction: Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to
dangerous surf conditions.
Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don’t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.
Link to more Info: http://www.weather.gov
Area Description: St.Thomas…St. John.. and Adjacent Islands
Message Identifier: NWS-IDP-PROD-4493307-3731547
CAP MessageType: Update