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
258 PM EDT MON MAR 23 2015

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>052-240300-
/O.CON.KCHS.CF.Y.0010.150324T0200Z-150324T0600Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
TIDAL BERKELEY-
258 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 7.6 FEET MEAN
  LOWER LOW WATER IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR AND 9.4 TO 9.6 FT MEAN
  LOWER LOW WATER AT FORT PULASKI AROUND HIGH TIDE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED. INUNDATION OF
  SALTWATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD TO SOME
  ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 80
  BETWEEN WILMINGTON ISLAND AND TYBEE ISLAND COULD FLOOD AND
  MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN ACCORDINGLY. IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON...SALT
  WATER FLOODING IS LIKELY IN THE NORMAL FLOOD PRONE AREAS.

* TIMING...THE WORST FLOODING WILL OCCUR WITHIN AN HOUR EITHER
  SIDE OF 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. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY...DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.

&&

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