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Tropical Storm Karen Local Statement Advisory Number 13
National Weather Service San Juan PR  AL122019
536 AM AST Wed Sep 25 2019

This product covers PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS

**TROPICAL STORM WARNING DISCONTINUED FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE ALL OF 
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS** 

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 150 miles north-northeast of San Juan PR or about 150 
      miles north of Saint Thomas VI
    - 20.5N 65.2W
    - Storm Intensity 45 mph
    - Movement North or 360 degrees at 14 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Storm Karen has moved away from the region. However, rainbands
with isolated thunderstorms are still expected across the islands.  
Additional 1 to 2 inches of rain with locally higher amounts are 
possible. As soils are saturated any additional rainfall could cause
flash flooding and mudslides in areas of steep terrain. Therefore, a 
flash flood watch continues in effect through late this afternoon for 
all of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Additional impacts from flooding rain are still a concern across Puerto
Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Remain well guarded against life-
threatening flood waters having further impacts of extensive potential.

* WIND:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across 
PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS.

* SURGE:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across 
PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across 
PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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RECOVERY PHASE - Do not return to evacuated areas until it is safe. 
Listen for the all-clear signal from local authorities.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities 
give the All-Clear signal.

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.

* 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

NEXT UPDATE
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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.

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