Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
153 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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DORCHESTER SC-
153 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 315 PM EDT

* AT 151 PM 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.
  ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.

AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA
THROUGH 315 PM...AND LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE. 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.

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LAT...LON 3297 8015 3292 8011 3287 8017 3284 8027
      3285 8030 3286 8040 3289 8039 3293 8040
      3297 8042 3299 8038 3301 8020

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