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
231 PM EDT SAT MAR 21 2015

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-220300-
/O.NEW.KCHS.CF.Y.0008.150322T0000Z-150322T0400Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
231 PM EDT SAT MAR 21 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT.

* 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 7.1 AND 7.3 FEET MEAN
  LOWER LOW WATER IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR AND 9.0 TO 9.2 FT MEAN
  LOWER LOW WATER AT FORT PULASKI AROUND HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...SHALLOW COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED. 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 NOT EXPECTED TO FLOOD.

* TIMING...THE WORST FLOODING WILL OCCUR WITHIN AN HOUR EITHER
  SIDE OF HIGH TIDE. HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR
  AROUND 952 PM...AROUND 1101 PM IN THE BEAUFORT RIVER AT BEAUFORT
  AND 957 PM AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE SAVANNAH RIVER.

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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