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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
350 AM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

SCZ048>051-231700-
/O.CON.KCHS.CF.Y.0002.150123T1300Z-150123T1700Z/
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
350 AM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS
MORNING TO NOON EST TODAY...

* 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 THIS MORNING AND AROUND 1104 AM IN THE BEAUFORT
  RIVER AT BEAUFORT.

* IMPACTS...SHALLOW SALT WATER FLOODING IS EXPECTED. INUNDATION OF
  SALT WATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD TO
  SOME ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. AN ELEVATED RISK
  FOR A COMBINATION OF SALT AND FRESH WATER FLOODING COULD DEVELOP
  IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON SHOULD HEAVY RAINS FALL AROUND HIGH TIDE
  THIS 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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