Can my awning be closed when it is wet from the rain?

In the category The living area of the van

If there is a strong wind, the awning should be closed immediately, even if it is damp, but it should be opened again within 24 hours to allow it to dry. It is also necessary to make sure that there are no branches or leaves left on top of the awning fabric when the awning is retracted, as this could cause small tears.