Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
243 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

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CHARLESTON SC-BERKELEY SC-
243 PM EDT WED MAY 20 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 445 PM EDT

* AT 241 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN CAUSING MINOR
  FLOODING. 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  CHARLESTON...NORTH CHARLESTON...MOUNT PLEASANT...GOOSE CREEK...
  HANAHAN...MAGNOLIA GARDENS...DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON AND FORT SUMTER.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF AROUND 1 INCH IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL RESULT IN
ADDITIONAL MINOR FLOODING.

DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON IS THE MOST LIKELY PLACE TO EXPERIENCE MINOR
FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 3280 7974 3276 7986 3277 7987 3277 7985
      3279 7988 3277 7988 3279 7989 3278 7991
      3281 7991 3281 7993 3275 7991 3276 7988
      3274 7987 3273 7987 3275 8012 3289 8010
      3290 8010 3293 8008 3294 7963

$$

JAQ


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