Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
515 AM EDT WED JUN 3 2015

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CHARLESTON SC-BERKELEY SC-
515 AM EDT WED JUN 3 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 645 AM EDT

* AT 512 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING. OVERFLOWING POOR
  DRAINAGE AREAS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
  UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN IN MANY
  COMMUNITIES...BUT AS MUCH AS 6 INCHES NEAR MCCLELLANVILLE.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  CHARLESTON...NORTH CHARLESTON...MOUNT PLEASANT...MCCLELLANVILLE AND
  DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.

AN ADDITIONAL 1/2 TO 1 INCH OF RAIN IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA. MINOR
FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IS LIKELY. SEVERAL
ROADS HAVE BEEN CLOSED IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON AS  A RESULT OF
STANDING WATER. PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTES.

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.

HEAVY RAIN IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON WILL RESULT IN NUISANCE FLOODING OF
LOW-LYING AREAS. AREAS MOST PRONE TO FLOODING INCLUDE THE MARKET...
CROSSTOWN...EAST BAY STREET...AND MORRISON DRIVE. SLOW DOWN WHEN
TRAVELING...ALLOWING EXTRA DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE VEHICLE
AHEAD...AND DO NOT DRIVE INTO WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.

&&

LAT...LON 3309 7934 3300 7936 3300 7949 3304 7952
      3301 7958 3294 7962 3293 7959 3296 7957
      3291 7957 3281 7972 3275 7985 3279 7991
      3281 7992 3276 7992 3273 7987 3264 7997
      3281 8000 3328 7961 3314 7927

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