SAN JUAN – An urban and small stream flood warning for several towns in western and southern Puerto Rico was issued Thursday by the National Meteorological Service (SNM) in San Juan.
Aguada, Añasco, Moca, Rincón and Mayagüez are under flood warning at least until 3:45 in the afternoon, according to the SNM.
At 1:55 in the afternoon, the Doppler radar found heavy rain due to thunderstorms that will cause flooding.
Before long, an inch of rain was recorded and an additional one to two inches is anticipated to fall.
On the other hand, the municipalities of Lares, Las Marías and San Sebastián will remain under flood warning until 3:30 in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, the municipalities of Cabo Rojo, Hormigueros, Maricao, Sabana Grande, San Germán and Yauco are under flood warning until 3:00 in the afternoon.
A flood warning means that rivers and small streams have high water flow or that accumulation of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.
They urge not to cross flooded areas
Meteorology urged not to cross flooded roads, since the accumulation of water is generally greater than what is seen with the naked eye.
Drivers should look for alternate routes. A single foot of water can wash away a vehicle.
Most flood deaths occur in automobiles.