Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Columbia, SC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Columbia SC
603 PM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...Flash Flood Watch...

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Lincoln-McDuffie-Columbia-Richmond-Burke-Lancaster-Chesterfield-
McCormick-Newberry-Fairfield-Kershaw-Edgefield-Saluda-Lexington-
Richland-Lee-Aiken-Sumter-Barnwell-Orangeburg-Calhoun-Clarendon-
Bamberg-
Including the cities of Lincolnton, Thomson, Martinez, Evans,
Hephzibah, Waynesboro, Lancaster, Elgin, Lancaster Mill, Cheraw,
Pageland, Mccormick, Newberry, Winnsboro, Winnsboro Mills,
Camden, Lugoff, Edgefield, Johnston, Saluda, Ridge Spring,
Seven Oaks, West Columbia, Cayce, Lexington, Red Bank, Oak Grove,
Columbia, Bishopville, Aiken, North Augusta, Sumter, Barnwell,
Williston, Blackville, Orangeburg, Brookdale, St. Matthews,
Manning, Summerton, Bamberg, and Denmark
603 PM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of east central Georgia and central South Carolina,
  including the following areas, in east central Georgia, Burke,
  Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond. In central South
  Carolina, Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chesterfield,
  Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee,
  Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda,
  and Sumter.

* Until 9 PM EDT this evening

* Abundant moisture combined with an upper-level system and
  stalled frontal boundary across the region will result in
  numerous showers and thunderstorms through this evening. Heavy
  rain will be possible at times across the watch area. Rainfall
  amounts up to 2 inches with locally higher amounts are
  possible.

* Flooding may occur in low lying and flood prone locations and
  especially in some urban areas. In addition, creeks, streams
  and rivers may overflow their banks.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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