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Oppressive Heat Continues; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain

An oppressive and dangerous heat wave continues across a large section of the U.S. with hazy, hot and humid conditions. Widespread excessive heat warnings and heat advisories stretch from the central and southern Plains to the Southeast. Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected in multiple spots, in Montana, parts of the Midwest and from the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys into the Carolinas. Read More >

 COVID-19 considerations for Tsunami Response (video)

CARIBE-EWS (EN / ESP)

Puerto Rico (ESP)


Tsunami Evacuation Maps

Puerto Rico - U.S. Virgin Islands - British Virgin Islands


PTWC Users' Guide for Tsunami Products

CARIBE-EWS PDF

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands - PDF

PTWC Graphical Tsunami Forecast Products - Video

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The CARIBE WAVE 23 exercise will be held on March 23, 2023



     The International Tsunami Information Center - Caribbean Office (ITIC-CAR) supports domestic and international tsunami warning services and programs in the Caribbean and adjacent regions. The office focuses on strengthening and sustaining the tsunami observational system as well as the continued enhancement of tsunami outreach, education and readiness, including the implementation of the TsunamiReady® and international Tsunami Ready Programs. 

     Within NOAA, it works closely with the U.S. Tsunami Warning Centers (National Tsunami Warning Center and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center); the International Tsunami Information Center; the NWS San Juan Weather Forecast Office responsible for disseminating tsunami products to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research and the National Ocean Service for water level monitoring.

     The ITIC-CAR also participates and supports activities of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunamis and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean Sea and adjacent regions (CARIBE-EWS). The CARIBE-EWS covers 48 states and territories in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic. The ITIC-CAR coordinates efforts with the Caribbean Tsunami Information Center (Barbados) and works closely with the seismic, sea level and GPS operators and the officially designated National Tsunami Warning Focal Points, National Tsunami Warning Centers and Tsunami National Contacts. The Program organizes and participates in training sessions and provides briefings and materials for use by the general public, government, scientists and broadcast media. It is staffed by two full time employees and Student Interns. Efforts are made to have resources available in English, Spanish and French. The ITIC-CAR was established in 2010 by the U.S. National Weather Service. It is co-located with the Puerto Rico Seismic Network at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.