Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Columbia, SC

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WGUS42 KCAE 251844
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Columbia Sc
244 PM EDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...Forecast flooding changed from Minor to Moderate severity for the
following rivers in South Carolina...
  Congaree River At Carolina Eastman affecting Calhoun...Lexington
  and Richland Counties

.Rainfall amounts from 2 to 6 inches have fallen across the Saluda
River Basin over the past 24 to 48 hours. This combined with
upstream reservoir releases will produce minor to moderate
flooding along the Congaree River at Carolina Eastman.


Safety message...never drive vehicles through flooded areas. The
water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to
play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to noaa weather radio...
local media or the internet for further statements and updated


244 PM EDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
 The Congaree River At Carolina Eastman.
* from this afternoon to Saturday afternoon...Or until the warning is
* At  2 PM Tuesday the stage was 114.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 115.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* forecast...The river will rise above flood stage this afternoon
  and crest around 119.2 feet tomorrow evening. The river will fall
  below flood stage Friday April 28.
* At 115.0 feet...Low lying ares on the Carolina Eastman facility
  begin to flood. Also, flooding begins in the Congaree National
  Park. Flooding will begin to occur on the lower boardwalk.
* At 119.0 feet...Extensive flooding occurs in the Congaree National
  Park. Some area farmland is flooded. Minor flooding occurs at the
  Carolina Eastman Facility.


LAT...LON 3396 8100 3387 8092 3379 8097 3394 8106


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