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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
929 PM EDT SUN JUL 13 2014

SCZ048>051-140400-
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BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
929 PM EDT SUN JUL 13 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...

* LOCATION...LOW-LYING AREAS NEAR THE OCEAN...INTRACOASTAL
  WATERWAY AS WELL AS RIVERS AND MARSHES ALONG SOUTH COASTAL
  SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.

* TIDE LEVELS...AS OF 925 PM...TIDE LEVELS IN THE CHARLESTON
  HARBOR WERE ABOVE 7 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER. LEVELS WILL
  CONTINUE TO RISE THIS EVENING...PEAKING BETWEEN 7.2 FEET AND 7.4
  FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER JUST AFTER HIGH TIDE. THIS WILL
  RESULT IN SHALLOW COASTAL FLOODING ACROSS MUCH OF THE LOWER
  SOUTH CAROLINA COAST...INCLUDING DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.

* TIMING...HIGH TIDE IN CHARLESTON HARBOR IS AT 949 PM EDT AND
  AT 1049 PM EDT IN THE BEAUFORT RIVER AT BEAUFORT. SHALLOW
  COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 8 PM AND
  MIDNIGHT.

* 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.

&&

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