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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
920 PM EST THU JAN 22 2015

SCZ048>051-231030-
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BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
920 PM EST THU JAN 22 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO NOON EST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...LOW-LYING AREAS ALONG THE LOWER SOUTH CAROLINA
  COAST...INCLUDING DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.

* TIDE LEVELS...TIDES ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK BETWEEN 7.1 AND 7.4 FEET
  MEAN LOWER LOW WATER IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR.

* TIMING...THE WORST FLOODING WILL OCCUR WITHIN AN HOUR EITHER
  SIDE OF HIGH TIDE. HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR IN THE CHARLESTON
  HARBOR AROUND 1003 AM FRIDAY MORNING AND AROUND 1104 AM IN THE
  BEAUFORT RIVER AT BEAUFORT.

* 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. AN ELEVATED
  RISK FOR FLOODING COULD DEVELOP IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON SHOULD
  HEAVY RAINS FALL AROUND HIGH TIDE FRIDAY MORNING.

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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