Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
205 AM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN BERKELEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...
  CHARLESTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 600 AM EDT

* AT 156 AM EDT...BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTH
  ACROSS SOUTHEAST BERKELEY AND MUCH OF CHARLESTON COUNTY. RADAR
  AND SPOTTERS REPORT AS MUCH AS 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN HAS
  FALLEN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS. ALTHOUGH
  HIGH TIDE HAS PASSED AND LEVELS ARE FALLING...IT WILL TAKE
  SEVERAL MORE HOURS FOR FLOOD WATERS TO RECEDE AS HEAVY RAINS
  FALL. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE
  THROUGH 6 AM. IN ADDITION...NUMEROUS ROADS THROUGHOUT THE
  DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO FLOOD WATERS. AVOID
  TRAVEL IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA IF POSSIBLE.

* FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN AND AROUND...
  DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON...WEST ASHLEY...NORTH CHARLESTON...
  JOHNS ISLAND...FOLLY BEACH...KIAWAH ISLAND...WADMALAW ISLAND...
  DANIEL ISLAND...HUGER...MOUNT PLEASANT...ISLE OF PALMS...
  AWENDAW...MCCLELLANVILLE...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID DRIVING INTO WATER ON THE ROAD. THE WATER IS USUALLY DEEPER
THAN IT APPEARS AND THE ROAD MAY BE WASHED OUT. ONLY ONE FOOT OF
WATER WILL STALL A VEHICLE AND LESS THAN TWO FEET OF WATER CAN FLOAT
AND CARRY AWAY A VEHICLE. FLOODING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER-RELATED
CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS
MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

TO REPORT FLOODING...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
CHARLESTON TOLL FREE AT 1-888-383-2024.

&&

LAT...LON 3300 7936 3302 7956 3299 7955 3301 7956
      3295 7961 3293 7961 3297 7955 3290 7958
      3275 7984 3277 7992 3276 7987 3268 7989
      3253 8024 3286 8017 3293 8008 3296 8011
      3330 7967 3314 7927

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