Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1213 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

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COLLETON SC-
1213 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 215 PM EDT

* AT 1212 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.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  WALTERBORO...SMOAKS...WILLIAMS...ISLANDTON...RITTER...RUFFIN...
  HENDERSONVILLE AND WHITE HALL.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AROUND AN INCH OF FALLEN OVER THE LAST HOUR AND
INTENSE RAIN HAS DEVELOP BETWEEN HENDERSONVILLE AND ISLANDTON...AS
WELL AS AROUND BELLS CROSSROADS. WITHIN THIS INTENSE AREA OF
RAINFALL...ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2 INCHES WILL BE
POSSIBLE THROUGH 2 PM.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3296 8063 3269 8063 3271 8083 3284 8090
      3292 8100 3312 8078

$$



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