Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
943 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL BERKELEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH
  CAROLINA...
  CENTRAL CHARLESTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 1145 PM EDT

* AT 938 PM EDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED SEVERAL ROADS
  REMAIN CLOSED IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON DUE TO FLOODING.

  ALTHOUGH THE HEAVIEST RAIN HAS MOVED OUT OF THE AREA...LIGHT RAIN
  WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE WARNED AREA. DRAINAGE WILL BE SLOW TO
  OCCUR AND ROADS HAVE REMAINED CLOSED.

* FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN AND AROUND...
  FORT JOHNSON...FORT SUMTER...CHARLESTON...DOWNTOWN 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.

WATER DEPTH IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE AT NIGHT. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER ON THE ROADWAY EVEN IF IT APPEARS SHALLOW.
FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE. A SHORT DELAY IN YOUR TRAVEL PLANS IS BETTER
THAN LOSING YOUR CAR...OR YOUR LIFE.

TO REPORT FLOODING...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
CHARLESTON TOLL FREE AT 1-888-383-2024.

&&

LAT...LON 3275 7986 3278 7987 3277 7988 3278 7990
      3278 7991 3277 7991 3277 7992 3276 7991
      3276 7988 3275 7987 3273 7988 3268 8000
      3287 8007 3288 7984 3278 7980

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