Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 WGUS72 KCHS 222214 FFSCHS FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 614 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014 SCC015-019-035-222330- /O.CON.KCHS.FF.W.0026.000000T0000Z-140922T2330Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ DORCHESTER SC-CHARLESTON SC-BERKELEY SC- 614 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014 ...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM EDT FOR SOUTHERN BERKELEY...CENTRAL CHARLESTON AND SOUTHEASTERN DORCHESTER COUNTIES... AT 610 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM ARCHDALE TO 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF JAMESTOWN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH. DOPPLER RADAR HAS SHOWN AS MUCH AS 4 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE THIS AFTERNOON AND AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES CAN STILL OCCUR. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTS OF AT LEAST ONE ROAD CLOSED IN BERKELEY COUNTY DUE TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN AND AROUND CHARLESTON INTL AIRPORT... COLLEGE PARK...GOOSE CREEK...HANAHAN...HUGER...JAMESTOWN...LADSON... SANGAREE...SHADOWMOSS...ARCHDALE...CROWFIELD PLANTATION...I-26/I-526 INTERCHANGE...MAGNOLIA GARDENS...MIDDLETON PLACE AND NAVAL WEAPONS STATION CHARLESTON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AVOID DRIVING INTO WATER ON THE ROAD. THE WATER IS USUALLY DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS AND THE ROAD MAY BE WASHED OUT. ONLY ONE FOOT OF WATER WILL STALL A VEHICLE AND LESS THAN TWO FEET OF WATER CAN FLOAT AND CARRY AWAY A VEHICLE. FLOODING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER-RELATED CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN. TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT FLOODING...PLEASE CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON TOLL FREE AT 1-888-383-2024 OR EMAIL YOUR REPORTS TO NWS.CHARLESTONSC@NOAA.GOV. REPORTS CAN ALSO BE SENT THROUGH TWITTER USING #WXREPORT. && LAT...LON 3282 8010 3296 8024 3332 7974 3332 7971 3330 7966 3330 7963 3328 7961 3327 7956 3325 7953 3324 7950 3325 7948 3324 7947 3324 7946 3322 7945 3321 7945 $$

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