Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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WGUS52 KCHS 190327
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SCC015-019-190615-
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1127 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 215 AM EDT

* AT 1116 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  A PERSISTENT BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN PUSHING ONSHORE INTO
  AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 26...INCLUDING DOWNTOWN
  CHARLESTON...MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH.

  FLASH FLOODING HAS ALREADY CLOSED SEVERAL ROADS IN DOWNTOWN
  CHARLESTON. RAINFALL RATES OCCASIONALLY EXCEEDING 1 TO 2 INCHES
  WILL PRODUCE ADDITIONAL FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.

* FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN AND AROUND...
  CHARLESTON...NORTH CHARLESTON...MOUNT PLEASANT...GOOSE
  CREEK...SULLIVANS ISLAND...ISLE OF PALMS...MONCKS CORNER...ST
  STEPHEN...JAMESTOWN AND MCLELLANVILLE.

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.

HIGH TIDE WILL INHIBIT RUNOFF OF HEAVY RAIN...PRODUCING FLASH
FLOODING AND INUNDATING SOME ROADS IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON. AREAS
MOST PRONE TO FLOODING INCLUDE THE MARKET...CROSSTOWN...EAST BAY
STREET AND MORRISON DRIVE.

&&

LAT...LON 3300 7936 3301 7956 3295 7961 3294 7961
      3296 7957 3290 7958 3275 7984 3278 7991
      3277 7992 3276 7987 3267 7990 3258 8013
      3293 8008 3345 8019 3350 8013 3351 8000
      3332 7974 3313 7927

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