Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
754 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

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CHARLESTON SC-BERKELEY SC-DORCHESTER SC-
754 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 AM EDT FOR
CHARLESTON...BERKELEY AND DORCHESTER COUNTIES...

AT 745 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WITH TORRENTIAL RAIN CONTINUING TO MOVE OVER THE SAME
AREAS...ESPECIALLY BETWEEN SHADOWMOSS...NORTH CHARLESTON...HANAHAN
AND GOOSE CREEK...INCLUDING I-26 AND I-526. AS MUCH AS 5 TO 6 INCHES
OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN THIS AREA SINCE 5 AM. WE HAVE RECEIVED
MULTIPLE REPORTS OF CLOSED ROADS AND ONE REPORT OF A WATER RESCUE
FROM A STALLED VEHICLE. FLASH FLOODING WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT
LEAST 9 AM.

ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN WILL MOVE ONSHORE INTO DOWNTOWN
CHARLESTON...FOLLY BEACH...JAMES ISLAND...SULLIVANS ISLAND AND MT
PLEASANT THROUGH MID MORNING.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING WILL CONTINUE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING IS ONGOING. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN
ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT...LON 3323 7986 3285 7969 3281 7972 3275 7985
      3279 7988 3278 7991 3281 7992 3276 7992
      3276 7988 3274 7990 3273 7988 3274 7987
      3268 7989 3264 7998 3261 8000 3260 8008
      3257 8015 3305 8036

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