Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
524 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SOUTH CENTRAL BERKELEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...
  WESTERN CHARLESTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...
  SOUTHEASTERN DORCHESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 730 PM EDT

* AT 518 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A FEW
  HEAVY SHOWERS NEAR FOLLY BEACH...MOVING NORTH AT 5 MPH. ALTHOUGH
  THE HEAVIEST RAINS HAVE TEMPORARILY ENDED...IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME
  FOR FLOOD WATERS TO RECEDE...ESPECIALLY IN THE DOWNTOWN
  CHARLESTON...FOLLY BEACH AND JAMES ISLAND AREAS. THE FLASH FLOOD
  WARNING HAS THEREFORE BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 730 PM. ADDITIONAL
  HEAVY RAINS MAY REDEVELOP AT ANY TIME.

  RADAR AND SPOTTER REPORTS INDICATE AS MUCH AS 4 TO 8 INCHES OF RAIN
  HAS FALLEN. DO NOT...UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES...DRIVE INTO AREAS
  WHERE WATER COVER THE ROAD.

* FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN AND AROUND...
  WEST ASHLEY...FOLLY BEACH...DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON...JAMES ISLAND...
  JOHNS ISLAND...DELMAR CROSSROADS...NORTH CHARLESTON...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID DRIVING INTO WATER ON THE ROAD. THE WATER IS USUALLY DEEPER
THAN IT APPEARS AND THE ROAD MAY BE WASHED OUT. ONLY ONE FOOT OF
WATER WILL STALL A VEHICLE AND LESS THAN TWO FEET OF WATER CAN FLOAT
AND CARRY AWAY A VEHICLE. FLOODING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER-RELATED
CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS
MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

TO REPORT FLOODING...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
CHARLESTON TOLL FREE AT 1-888-383-2024.

&&

LAT...LON 3276 7987 3275 7987 3273 7986 3268 7988
      3264 7998 3261 8000 3259 8010 3291 8034
      3305 8009 3277 7987 3277 7989 3278 7990
      3277 7991 3277 7992 3276 7992 3276 7987
      3277 7986 3275 7985

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