Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Columbia, SC

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
444 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COLUMBIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  CENTRAL RICHLAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF COLUMBIA...

* UNTIL 545 AM EST

* AT 434 AM EST...FLASH FLOODING WAS REPORTED FROM A THUNDERSTORM
  OVER THE WARNED AREA.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO FIVE POINTS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF THE FIVE
POINTS AREA EXTENDING DOWNSTREAM ALONG ROCKY BRANCH CREEK. THIS
INCLUDES MAXCY GREGG PARK...THE PICKENS BLOSSOM STREET INTERSECTION
AND THE WHALEY MAIN STREET INTERSECTION. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
EXPECTED THIS MORNING OF AROUND ONE QUARTER INCH WILL BRING THE
TOTAL RAINFALL IN THE BASIN TO OVER 1 INCH IN THE PAST 90 MINUTES.
THIS WILL BE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE SOME MINOR FLOODING ALONG ROCKY
BRANCH CREEK IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES
AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

REPORT LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS OR FLOODING TO YOUR COUNTY
SHERIFF...OR USE WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSCOLUMBIA AND EMAIL
CAEWX@NOAA.GOV TO RELAY SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3404 8101 3399 8097 3396 8103 3399 8105
      3401 8105

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