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Tropical Storm Laura Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 13A
National Weather Service San Juan PR AL132020
238 AM AST Sun Aug 23 2020
This product covers Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
**Tropical Storm Laura Has Left the Area--The Tropical Storm Warning
Has Been Cancelled**
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- All watches and warnings have been canceled
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 270 miles west of San Juan PR or about 190 miles west of
- 18.6N 70.1W
- Storm Intensity 50 mph
- Movement West-northwest or 285 degrees at 16 mph
The center of Tropical Storm Laura, is now 15 miles west northwest of
Santo Domingo of the Dominican Republic. Only a few rain showers remain
in the local area over land, although the southern part of the Mona
passage is showing light to moderate rainfall. Winds are subsiding.
Some weakness in steep slopes may remain due to saturated soils and
continued runoff from previous heavy rains. Otherwise no further
impacts from Tropical Storm Laura are expected. The Tropical Storm
Warning has been cancelled.
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.
- Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual wind
- Emergency response teams are attending to casualty situations
- Emergency work crews are restoring essential community
infrastructure as necessary.
- If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* FLOODING RAIN:
Additional impacts from flooding rain are still a concern across Puerto
Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from showers and thunderstorms that
will develop today. Remain well guarded against life-threatening flood
waters having further impacts of extensive potential.
No impacts are anticipated at this time across Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Do not return to evacuated areas until it is safe. Listen for the all-
clear signal from local authorities.
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
If your home or shelter was damaged, be alert to the smell of natural
gas leaks and cautious around exposed electrical wiring, broken
glass, jagged metal and wood, and protruding nails and screws.
Be a good neighbor and check on those living next to you. Be
neighborly and lend a helping hand.
Those who rode out the storm away from their home or business are
likely anxious to return. However, allow some time for work crews to
make a clear path for emergency vehicles. Downed power lines and
trees may be blocking roads and flood waters may have washed out or
overspread sections of key travel routes. Traffic lights may also be
out of service.
Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities simply to observe
storm damage. Sightseers can interfere with the timeliness of rescuers
and first responders to needlessly jeopardize lives.
When inspecting damage, use flashlights rather than candles or flamed
lighting. Be aware of sparks that can ignite leaking gas or other
When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chain saws and axes.
Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance. Use
these tools according to operating manuals and safety instruction.
Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roof tops can be
especially challenging. If you are not in good health or unsure about
what you are doing, have someone else with tree cutting experience do
the job. Never cut trees without a partner.
If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following
instructions by the manufacturer. Make sure that the generator is run
in a well ventilated space.
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org
As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement
issued by the National Weather Service in San Juan PR regarding the
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.