Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
152 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

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LIBERTY GA-BRYAN GA-CHATHAM GA-BEAUFORT SC-JASPER SC-
152 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS FOR...
  LIBERTY COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  BRYAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  CHATHAM COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  BEAUFORT COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...
  JASPER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 315 PM EDT

* AT 151 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING. OVERFLOWING POOR
  DRAINAGE AREAS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
  UP TO 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  SAVANNAH...HILTON HEAD ISLAND...BLUFFTON...RICHMOND HILL...
  WILMINGTON ISLAND...BELLINGER HILL AREA...FORT PULASKI NATIONAL
  MONUMENT AND MONTGOMERY.

AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA. MINOR
FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IS LIKELY.

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.

HEAVY RAIN IN DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH WILL RESULT IN NUISANCE FLOODING OF
LOW-LYING AREAS. SLOW DOWN WHEN TRAVELLING...ALLOW EXTRA DISTANCE
BETWEEN YOU AND THE VEHICLE AHEAD...AND DO NOT DRIVE INTO WATER OF
UNKNOWN DEPTH.

IF TORRENTIAL RAIN CONTINUES AND THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING
INCREASES...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MAY BE ISSUED.

&&

LAT...LON 3160 8119 3164 8123 3166 8132 3189 8142
      3238 8083 3218 8070 3211 8081 3212 8084
      3202 8088 3202 8084 3199 8084 3182 8104
      3178 8106 3172 8113 3162 8113 3156 8118

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