Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 WGUS52 KCHS 170143 FFWCHS SCC015-019-170345- /O.EXT.KCHS.FF.W.0025.000000T0000Z-140917T0345Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ 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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