Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
946 PM EDT MON MAR 23 2015

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>052-240600-
/O.CON.KCHS.CF.Y.0010.150324T0200Z-150324T0600Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
TIDAL BERKELEY-
946 PM EDT MON MAR 23 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT
TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...LOW-LYING AREAS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
  AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA THAT ARE ADJACENT TO THE ATLANTIC...
  TIDAL RIVERS...MARSHES...HARBORS AND THE INTRACOASTAL
  WATERWAY. THIS INCLUDES DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.

* TIDE LEVELS...TIDES WILL PEAK BETWEEN 7.3 AND 7.6 FEET MEAN
  LOWER LOW WATER IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR AND 9.3 TO 9.6 FT MEAN
  LOWER LOW WATER AT FORT PULASKI AROUND HIGH TIDE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...MINOR TO MODERATE SALT WATER FLOODING IS EXPECTED.
  INUNDATION OF SALT WATER COULD PRODUCE SOME ROAD CLOSURES AND
  FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. SALT WATER WILL COVER PORTIONS OF
  HIGHWAY 80 BETWEEN WILMINGTON ISLAND AND TYBEE ISLAND...AND
  MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN ACCORDINGLY. IN DOWNTOWN
  CHARLESTON...MODERATE SALT WATER FLOODING IS LIKELY IN THE
  NORMAL FLOOD-PRONE AREAS...INCLUDING PORTIONS OF HAGOOD
  AVENUE...DRAKE STREET...MORRISON DRIVE AND AMERICA STREET.

* TIMING...MINOR TO MODERATE SALT WATER FLOODING WILL OCCUR FROM 1
  HOUR PRIOR TO HIGH TIDE UNTIL 1 TO 2 HOURS AFTER HIGH TIDE.
  HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR AROUND 1134 PM...
  AROUND 1241 AM IN THE BEAUFORT RIVER AT BEAUFORT AND 1140 PM AT
  THE ENTRANCE TO THE SAVANNAH RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES AND MINOR
FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF
UNKNOWN DEPTH...SEEK AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

&&

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