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

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000 WHUS42 KCHS 172221 CFWCHS URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 621 PM EDT SUN MAY 17 2015 SCZ050-180200- /O.NEW.KCHS.CF.Y.0015.150517T2300Z-150518T0200Z/ CHARLESTON- 621 PM EDT SUN MAY 17 2015 ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING. * LOCATION...CHARLESTON COUNTY...INCLUDING DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON. * TIDE LEVELS...THE SUNDAY EVENING HIGH TIDE WILL PEAK BETWEEN 6.9 FEET AND 7.2 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER ON CHARLESTON HARBOR. SHALLOW SALT WATER FLOODING TYPICALLY BEGINS AROUND 7 FT MLLW. * TIMING...HIGH TIDE IS EXPECTED AROUND 822 PM EDT ON CHARLESTON HARBOR. * IMPACTS...INUNDATION OF SALTWATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD TO SOME ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. AREA BEACHES WILL BECOME INUNDATED FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS THIS EVENING. 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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