Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
313 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

SCC013-012015-
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BEAUFORT SC-
313 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS FOR...
  BEAUFORT COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 415 PM EDT

* AT 311 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING FROM BEAUFORT TO SAINT HELENA SOUND. THIS
  WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING. OVERFLOWING POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL
  RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF
  RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. AS OF 310 PM...1.58 INCHES OF RAIN HAD
  FALLEN JUST EAST OF LADYS ISLAND.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  BEAUFORT...PORT ROYAL...LADYS ISLAND...PARRIS ISLAND...BURTON AND
  SHELL POINT.

AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED OVER THE
AREA. MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IS LIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS HEAVY RAINFALL WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT PONDING OF WATER ON
AREA ROADS AND IN LOW SPOTS. SLOW DOWN TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
HYDROPLANING. IF WATER COVERS THE ENTIRE ROADWAY OR IS FLOWING...FIND
ANOTHER ROUTE. THE WATER IS PROBABLY MUCH DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS AND
ONLY ONE FOOT OF WATER CAN STALL A VEHICLE. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3234 8072 3252 8070 3252 8051 3249 8050
      3249 8048 3246 8049 3241 8046 3236 8045

$$


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