Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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000 WHUS42 KCHS 121342 CFWCHS COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 942 AM EDT FRI SEP 12 2014 SCZ048>051-121700- /O.CON.KCHS.CF.Y.0035.140912T1400Z-140912T1700Z/ BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER- 942 AM EDT FRI SEP 12 2014 ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON... * LOCATION...LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS ALONG THE LOWER SOUTH CAROLINA COAST...INCLUDING DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON. * TIDE LEVELS...HIGH TIDE LEVELS OF 7.1 TO 7.3 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER ARE EXPECTED ON CHARLESTON HARBOR LATE THIS MORNING. THESE TIDE LEVELS WILL PRODUCE ANOTHER ROUND OF SHALLOW SALT WATER FLOODING ALONG THE LOWER SOUTH CAROLINA COAST. * TIMING...HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR AROUND 1111 AM...AND IN THE BEAUFORT RIVER AT BEAUFORT AT 1214 PM. THE HIGHEST TIDE LEVELS WILL OCCUR WITHIN AN HOUR EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE. * IMPACTS...INUNDATION OF SALTWATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD TO SOME ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. AREA BEACHES WILL ALSO BECOME INUNDATED. 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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