Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1137 PM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

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CHARLESTON SC-DORCHESTER SC-BERKELEY SC-
1137 PM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS FOR...
  CHARLESTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...
  DORCHESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...
  BERKELEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 100 AM EDT

* AT 1134 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH
  TORRENTIAL RAINFALL MOVING INTO NORTH CHARLESTON...LADSON AND
  GOOSE CREEK. THIS ACTIVITY WILL MOVE SLOWLY NORTH AT 10 TO 15 MPH.
  A QUICK 2 INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 1 AM...WHICH
  WILL LIKELY PRODUCE MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE
  AREAS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  NORTH CHARLESTON...SUMMERVILLE...GOOSE CREEK...
  HANAHAN...ARCHDALE...NAVAL WEAPONS STATION CHARLESTON AND
  MIDDLETON PLACE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS HEAVY RAINFALL WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT PONDING OF WATER ON
AREA ROADS AND IN LOW SPOTS. SLOW DOWN TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
HYDROPLANING. IF WATER COVERS THE ENTIRE ROADWAY OR IS FLOWING...FIND
ANOTHER ROUTE. THE WATER IS PROBABLY MUCH DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS AND
ONLY ONE FOOT OF WATER CAN STALL A VEHICLE. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3304 7986 3284 7990 3283 8002 3276 7998
      3273 8018 3306 8023

$$


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