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
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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