Strong surf advisory issued for north coast
By The Star Staff
Emergency Management and Disaster Administration Bureau Commissioner Nino Correa Filomeno said Wednesday that the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a strong surf warning for northern Puerto Rico, including Culebra, with breaking waves up to 15 feet.
“We don’t want anyone in the water, for safety,” Correa Filomeno said in a written statement. “If someone sees someone else entering the water, please warn them that it is dangerous these days.”
“The NWS issued this warning, and these high waves could last until this Saturday, so we reiterate our call to citizens not to enter the beaches these days, especially on the north coast and on the island municipality of Culebra,” he added. “We don’t want to have to mourn the loss of a loved one to drowning. We call on everyone to be aware of the NWS bulletins.”
Correa Filomeno noted that NMEAD’S operational areas have been activated in order to respond to any eventuality. The bureau maintains constant communication with all of the municipal offices for emergency management, as well as those run by the Department of Public Safety, Coast Guard and municipal police.
To report any emergency, citizens are urged to call or text 9-1-1 to request assistance from the appropriate agencies.