Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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000 WHUS42 KCHS 241449 CFWCHS COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 949 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014 SCZ048>052-241700- /O.CON.KCHS.CF.Y.0049.000000T0000Z-141224T1700Z/ BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER- TIDAL BERKELEY- 949 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014 ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY... * LOCATION...LOW-LYING AREAS ALONG THE LOWER SOUTH CAROLINA COAST...INCLUDING DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON. * TIDE LEVELS...TIDES ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK 7.2 TO 7.3 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR. THIS WILL RESULT IN SHALLOW COASTAL FLOODING ALONG MUCH OF THE LOWER SOUTH CAROLINA COAST. * TIMING...THE RISK FOR SALT WATER FLOODING WILL BE HIGHEST WITHIN AN HOUR EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE. HIGH TIDE OCCURRED IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR AT 927 AM AND WILL OCCUR AROUND 1027 AM IN THE BEAUFORT RIVER AT BEAUFORT. * IMPACTS...INUNDATION OF SALTWATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD TO SOME ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES AND MINOR FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH. && $$ GAZ117-119-139-141-241700- /O.CON.KCHS.CF.Y.0049.000000T0000Z-141224T1700Z/ COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH- 949 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014 ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY... * LOCATION...LOW-LYING AREAS OF NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA... INCLUDING TYBEE ISLAND. * TIDE LEVELS...TIDES ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK NEAR 9.2 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER AT THE FORT PULASKI TIDE GAGE. THIS WILL RESULT IN SHALLOW COASTAL FLOODING ALONG MUCH OF THE GEORGIA COAST. * TIMING...THE RISK FOR SALT WATER FLOODING WILL BE HIGHEST WITHIN AN HOUR EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE. HIGH TIDE OCCURRED IN THE SAVANNAH RIVER ENTRANCE AT 931 AM. * IMPACTS...INUNDATION OF SALTWATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD TO SOME ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. HIGHWAY 80 BETWEEN WILMINGTON ISLAND AND TYBEE ISLAND IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN OPEN AT THIS TIME. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES AND MINOR FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH. && $$

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