Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
323 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

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EFFINGHAM GA-SCREVEN GA-HAMPTON SC-JASPER SC-
323 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS FOR...
  EFFINGHAM COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  SCREVEN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  HAMPTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...
  JASPER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 515 PM EDT

* AT 319 PM 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...
  RIDGELAND...NEWINGTON...OLIVER...TARBORO...TILLMAN...HUNTERS...
  ROBERTVILLE AND KILDARE.

AN AREA OF VERY HEAVY RAIN IS DRIFTING SOUTHWARD AND INTO AN AREA
FROM ROUGHLY NEWINGTON TO TILLMAN. THIS AREA OF RAINFALL IS
PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. SOME OF THESE
LOCATIONS COULD SEE 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGH THE MID TO LATE
AFTERNOON HOURS.

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 3253 8096 3236 8106 3254 8165 3270 8157

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