Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1004 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

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CHARLESTON SC-BERKELEY SC-
1004 AM EDT MON AUG 31 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 1130 AM EDT

* AT 1002 AM EDT...CHARLESTON COUNTY DISPATCH REPORTED SEVERAL ROADS
  REMAIN CLOSED IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON AND NORTH CHARLESTON DUE TO
  FLOODING. GIVEN RECENT HIGH TIDE...FLOOD WATERS WILL BE SLOW TO
  RECEDE. RADAR ESTIMATES AROUND 6 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN SOME
  AREAS.

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


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 3279 7977 3275 7985 3278 7987 3277 7988
      3279 7988 3278 7991 3281 7992 3280 7993
      3275 7991 3276 7988 3274 7988 3268 8001
      3289 8011 3289 8010 3293 8008 3294 8009
      3298 7988

$$



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