Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1052 AM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

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DORCHESTER SC-COLLETON SC-
1052 AM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1245 PM EDT

* AT 1048 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING. OVERFLOWING POOR
  DRAINAGE AREAS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  SAINT GEORGE...INDIAN FIELD...GIVHANS FERRY STATE PARK...DORCHESTER...
  ST. GEORGE...RIDGEVILLE...COTTAGEVILLE AND HARLEYVILLE.

AN AREA OF VERY HEAVY RAIN HAS SET UP ALONG THE EDISTO RIVER FROM
AROUND NORMAN LANDING...NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD GROVER AND REEVESVILLE.
HOURLY RAINFALL RATES OF AROUND 2 INCHES PER HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED
AND TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE
EARLY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL LIKELY CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DEEP PONDING OF
WATER ON AREA ROADWAYS AS WELL AS IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS.

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.

IF TORRENTIAL RAIN CONTINUES AND THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING
INCREASES...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MAY BE ISSUED.

&&

LAT...LON 3309 8024 3286 8039 3286 8040 3284 8039
      3282 8041 3289 8056 3316 8082 3329 8059

$$



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