Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Charleston SC
509 PM EDT Thu Aug 22 2019

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Bryan GA-Chatham GA-
509 PM EDT Thu Aug 22 2019

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in...
  Bryan County in southeastern Georgia...
  Chatham County in southeastern Georgia...

* Until 645 PM EDT.

* At 509 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.
  Up to 1.5 inches of rain have fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, I-16/I-95 Interchange, Garden
  City, Port Wentworth, Bloomingdale and Thunderbolt.

Additional rainfall of up to 2 inches is expected over the area.
This additional rain will result in minor flooding of 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, don`t drown.

Heavy rain in Downtown Savannah will result in nuisance flooding of
low-lying areas. Slow down when traveling and allow extra distance
between you and the vehicle ahead. Do not drive into water of unknown
depth.

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LAT...LON 3200 8142 3222 8114 3219 8111 3218 8112
      3217 8111 3217 8112 3215 8111 3212 8112
      3206 8103 3205 8103 3205 8102 3187 8132

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