Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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000 WHUS42 KCHS 232228 CFWCHS URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 628 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- 628 PM EDT MON MAR 23 2015 ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 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 REACH BETWEEN 7.4 AND 7.7 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR AND 9.4 TO 9.7 FT MEAN LOWER LOW WATER AT FORT PULASKI AROUND HIGH TIDE TONIGHT. * IMPACTS...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...MODERATE SALT WATER FLOODING WILL OCCUR WITHIN AN HOUR BEFORE HIGH TIDE AND WITHIN 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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