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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 10:40 PM AST Oct. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in San Juan has issued a

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in...
Arecibo municipality in Puerto Rico...

* until 430 am AST

* at 1031 PM AST, reporting gauges indicated that excessive runoff
from recent rains continued to affect the Rio Grande de Arecibo
and all associated tributaries. Therefore some areas may
continue to experience flooding.


* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Arecibo and Bajadero.

Flood waters are moving down from the headwaters of the Rio Grande
de Arecibo to the smaller rivers and lower tributaries. Sensors
indicated that the river has crested but flooding will remain
possible for the next several hours due to the excessive runoff
from earlier rainfall.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


Lat... Lon 1833 6665 1832 6666 1832 6668 1847 6672
      1847 6671 1848 6670

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