Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Columbia, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
437 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

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LEE SC-SUMTER SC-
437 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COLUMBIA HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN LEE COUNTY IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA...
  SUMTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 730 PM EDT

* AT 430 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL CAUSE
  URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO FOUR
  INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. THE HEAVIEST RAIN HAS FALLEN
  ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF SUMTER COUNTY NEAR THE COMMUNITIES
  OF PRIVATEER...PINEWOOD...BROGDON AND BRITTON. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF
  3 TO 4 INCHES HAVE FALLEN VERY QUICKLY IN THIS AREA. AT TIMES
  RAINFALL RATES HAVE RANGED FROM 3 TO 6 INCHES PER HOUR. THIS WILL
  PRODUCE RISES ON AREA STREAMS SUCH AS: BRUSH BRANCH...POCALLA
  CREEK...CANE SAVANNAH CREEK AND NASTY BRANCH. AN ADDITIONAL INCH
  OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THIS WILL ALSO PRODUCE PONDING
  OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND IN URBAN AREAS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  SUMTER...SOUTH SUMTER...MILLWOOD...OAKLAND...MULBERRY...
  MAYESVILLE...PINEWOOD...LYNCHBURG...OSWEGO...CANE SAVANNAH...
  WEDGEWOOD...SHILOH...LAKEWOOD...EAST SUMTER...PRIVATEER...
  STATEBURG...CHERRYVALE AND DALZELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3379 8028 3378 8031 3377 8040 3374 8040
      3373 8043 3374 8045 3372 8045 3367 8057
      3368 8058 3401 8063 3403 8060 3405 8061
      3409 8007 3399 7990

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