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Hurricane Local Statement

Hurricane Ian Local Statement Advisory Number 29
GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-300545-

Hurricane Ian Local Statement Advisory Number 29
National Weather Service Charleston SC  AL092022
537 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

This product covers southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia

**IAN HAS BECOME A HURRICANE AGAIN AND WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS
TO SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA TONIGHT AND
FRIDAY**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Warning, Tropical Storm Warning, and Hurricane
      Watch are in effect for Coastal Bryan, Coastal Chatham, Coastal
      Liberty, and Coastal McIntosh
    - A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for
      Beaufort, Charleston, Coastal Colleton, and Coastal Jasper
    - A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for
      Inland Bryan, Inland Chatham, Inland Liberty, and Inland
      McIntosh
    - A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Inland Berkeley, Inland
      Jasper, and Tidal Berkeley
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dorchester,
      Effingham, Hampton, Inland Colleton, and Long
    - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Allendale, Bulloch,
      Candler, Evans, Jenkins, Screven, and Tattnall

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 240 miles south of Charleston SC or about 200 miles
      south-southeast of Savannah GA
    - 29.3N 79.9W
    - Storm Intensity 75 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 10 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Hurricane Ian is expected to approach north coastal Georgia and
south coastal South Carolina as a hurricane, making landfall on
Friday. The risk for impacts will increase tonight and continue
through at least Friday with life-threatening storm surge inundation,
flooding rains, isolated tornadoes and tropical storm force winds
likely as the storm approaches the area. Wind gusts to hurricane force
are also possible, mainly along the immediate coast and around
Charleston Harbor, especially Friday morning. The combination of
life-threatening storm surge inundation and heavy rainfall could
produce areas of considerable urban and flash flooding, especially
Friday. In addition, dangerous marine and surf conditions will
continue with significant beach and lakeshore erosion becoming more
likely at the beaches and around Lake Moultrie.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* SURGE:
Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible extensive impacts
near and around tidal areas of south coastal South Carolina
and north coastal Georgia. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - Large areas of deep inundation of saltwater along immediate
      shorelines and in low-lying spots farther inland near rivers
      and creeks, with storm surge flooding accentuated by battering
      waves. Structural damage to buildings, with several washing
      away. Damage compounded by floating debris. Locations may be
      uninhabitable for an extended period.
    - Large sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads
      washed out or flooded and impassable. Flood control systems and
      barriers could become stressed.
    - Severe beach erosion with significant dune loss.
    - Major damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Many
      small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages, with some lifted onshore and stranded.
    - Drinking water and sewer services negatively impacted.
    - Hazardous containers and materials possibly present in surge
      waters.

Elsewhere across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia,
little to no impact is anticipated.

* WIND:
Prepare for life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts
across across Southeast South Carolina and Southeast Georgia, especially at
the coast. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - Considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some window,
      door, and garage door failures leading to structural damage.
      Mobile homes severely damaged, with some destroyed. Damage
      accentuated by airborne projectiles. Some locations may be
      uninhabitable for weeks.
    - Danger of death or injury from falling objects and airborne
      projectiles outside.
    - Large trees snapped or uprooted.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded locations. Several bridges and access routes
      impassable.
    - Large areas with power and communications outages, which could
      persist for days.
    - Several secured small craft could break free from moorings.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts, especially across South Carolina and Chatham County,
Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - Major rainfall flooding could prompt many rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries could rapidly overflow their banks in
      multiple locations. Small streams, creeks, canals, ditches may
      become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers
      could become stressed.
    - Flood waters could enter many structures within multiple
      communities; some structures become uninhabitable or are washed
      away. Flood waters could cover multiple escape routes. Streets
      and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses
      submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and
      bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.
    - Drinking water and sewer services could be negatively impacted.
    - Hazardous containers and materials could possibly be present in
      flood waters.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
Life-threatening surf conditions, including dangerous rip currents, high
waves, as well as beach and lakeshore erosion are expected across coastal
portions of Southeast South Carolina and Southeast Georgia, including
Lake Moultrie.

* TORNADOES:
Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across parts
of Charleston County, especially near the coast. Potential impacts include:
    - Isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans.
    - Isolated locations could experience tornado damage, along with
      power and communications disruptions.
    - In isolated locations, tornadoes could damage trees, vehicles,
      boats and buildings, especially mobile homes and other poorly
      constructed structures.

Elsewhere across southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia,
little to no impact is anticipated.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* EVACUATIONS:
Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley, or near an already swollen river, plan to
move to safe shelter on higher ground.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don`t drown!

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Charleston SC around 12 AM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$



Storm Surge Warning

STORM SURGE WARNING
NWS CHARLESTON SC
525 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2022

SCZ048-300530-
/O.CON.KCHS.SS.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
525 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2022
Beaufort-

...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...
...STORM SURGE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Hilton Head Island
- Beaufort
- Bluffton

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 70 mph
- Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until Friday
afternoon

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 74
to 110 mph
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: Plan for life-threatening wind of equivalent CAT 1 or
2 hurricane force.
- PREPARE: Last minute efforts should solely focus on
protecting life. The area remains subject to considerable
wind damage.
- ACT: Now is the time to shelter from life-threatening wind.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
- Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* STORM SURGE
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Life-threatening storm surge possible
- Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 4-6 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
- Window of concern: through Saturday morning

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm
surge flooding greater than 3 feet above ground
- The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: Shelter against life-threatening storm surge of
greater than 3 feet above ground.
- PREPARE: Flood preparations and ordered evacuations should
be complete. Evacuees should be in shelters well away from
storm surge flooding.
- ACT: Remain sheltered in a safe location. Do not venture
outside.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
- Potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flood Watch is in effect
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 2-4 inches, with locally
higher amounts

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for
moderate flooding rain
- The flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous
assessment.
- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
are possible.
- PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
vulnerable to flooding.
- ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Moderate rainfall flooding could prompt some rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries could quickly become swollen with
swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places,
especially in normally vulnerable spots. Small streams,
creeks, canals, and ditches overflow.
- Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken
foundations. Several places could experience expanded areas
of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and
poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on
moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow.
Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge
closures.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected
- The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
with gusty winds may still occur.
- PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
tornado situation.
- ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- https://weather.gov/chs
- https://ready.gov/hurricanes
- http://www.bcgov.net

LAT...LON 3269 8081 3269 8079 3268 8077 3267 8075
          3268 8074 3267 8073 3268 8072 3267 8071
          3267 8071 3267 8067 3266 8067 3266 8068
          3265 8068 3264 8068 3265 8067 3264 8066
          3263 8068 3263 8068 3263 8066 3261 8066
          3260 8065 3259 8063 3258 8063 3258 8062
          3259 8061 3258 8060 3259 8059 3258 8058
          3257 8058 3257 8057 3255 8057 3256 8056
          3257 8056 3257 8055 3253 8054 3252 8052
          3250 8050 3249 8048 3245 8048 3243 8044
          3241 8043 3240 8043 3230 8043 3223 8063
          3209 8082 3208 8087 3208 8088 3208 8091
          3209 8091 3211 8090 3212 8093 3213 8091
          3214 8091 3213 8092 3214 8093 3214 8094
          3213 8095 3214 8095 3216 8095 3217 8095
          3218 8096 3218 8096 3219 8100 3220 8100
          3222 8101 3224 8102 3227 8099 3229 8099
          3231 8101 3230 8094 3235 8092 3235 8089
          3235 8089 3235 8088 3238 8086 3239 8084
          3239 8084 3241 8083 3241 8085 3243 8085
          3245 8084 3246 8083 3246 8083 3247 8082
          3248 8082 3251 8083 3253 8085 3254 8084
          3256 8084 3259 8083 3261 8084 3262 8085
          3262 8085 3266 8087 3270 8084 3270 8083
          3269 8081

$$


Hurricane Warning

Ian Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 29
National Weather Service Charleston SC  AL092022
525 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

SCZ048-300530-
/O.CON.KCHS.HU.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/O.CON.KCHS.SS.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
Beaufort-
525 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...
...STORM SURGE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - Hilton Head Island
    - Beaufort
    - Bluffton

* WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
        - Peak Wind Forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 70 mph
        - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until Friday
          afternoon

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 74
      to 110 mph
        - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Plan for life-threatening wind of equivalent CAT 1 or
          2 hurricane force.
        - PREPARE: Last minute efforts should solely focus on
          protecting life. The area remains subject to considerable
          wind damage.
        - ACT: Now is the time to shelter from life-threatening wind.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
        - Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* STORM SURGE
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Life-threatening storm surge possible
        - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 4-6 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - Window of concern: through Saturday morning

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm
      surge flooding greater than 3 feet above ground
        - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Shelter against life-threatening storm surge of
          greater than 3 feet above ground.
        - PREPARE: Flood preparations and ordered evacuations should
          be complete. Evacuees should be in shelters well away from
          storm surge flooding.
        - ACT: Remain sheltered in a safe location. Do not venture
          outside.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding
        - Potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.

* FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flood Watch is in effect
        - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 2-4 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for
      moderate flooding rain
        - The flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous
          assessment.
        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
          moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
          are possible.
        - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
        - Moderate rainfall flooding could prompt some rescues.
        - Rivers and tributaries could quickly become swollen with
          swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places,
          especially in normally vulnerable spots. Small streams,
          creeks, canals, and ditches overflow.
        - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken
          foundations. Several places could experience expanded areas
          of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and
          poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on
          moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow.
          Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge
          closures.

* TORNADO
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected
        - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
          with gusty winds may still occur.
        - PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
          against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
          tornado situation.
        - ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
        - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    - https://weather.gov/chs
    - https://ready.gov/hurricanes
    - http://www.bcgov.net

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Charleston SC
335 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

SCZ048>051-301945-
Beaufort-Coastal Colleton-Charleston-Coastal Jasper-
335 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SATURDAY...
...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
...HURRICANE WARNING IN EFFECT...
...STORM SURGE WARNING IN EFFECT...
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeast South Carolina.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   High Risk for Rip Currents.
   High Surf Advisory.
   Hurricane Warning.
   Storm Surge Warning.
   Flood Watch.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   High Risk for Rip Currents.
   High Surf Advisory.
   Hurricane Warning.
   Storm Surge Warning.
   Flood Watch.

Tornadoes: A few tornadoes will be possible Friday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter assistance is not anticipated at this time.

$$



High Surf Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Charleston SC
330 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-300330-
/O.EXT.KCHS.SU.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-221001T1200Z/
/O.CON.KCHS.RP.S.0006.000000T0000Z-221001T0000Z/
Coastal Bryan-Coastal Chatham-Coastal Liberty-Coastal McIntosh-
Beaufort-Coastal Colleton-Charleston-Coastal Jasper-
330 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SATURDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* WHAT...For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of 5
  to 9 feet in the surf zone. For the High Rip Current Risk,
  dangerous rip currents.

* WHERE...South Carolina Beaches, and Georgia Beaches.

* WHEN...For the High Surf Advisory, until 8 AM EDT Saturday.
  For the High Rip Current Risk, through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and
  localized beach erosion. Rip currents can sweep even the best
  swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to
dangerous surf conditions.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$



Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Charleston SC
330 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-300330-
/O.EXT.KCHS.SU.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-221001T1200Z/
/O.CON.KCHS.RP.S.0006.000000T0000Z-221001T0000Z/
Coastal Bryan-Coastal Chatham-Coastal Liberty-Coastal McIntosh-
Beaufort-Coastal Colleton-Charleston-Coastal Jasper-
330 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SATURDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* WHAT...For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of 5
  to 9 feet in the surf zone. For the High Rip Current Risk,
  dangerous rip currents.

* WHERE...South Carolina Beaches, and Georgia Beaches.

* WHEN...For the High Surf Advisory, until 8 AM EDT Saturday.
  For the High Rip Current Risk, through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and
  localized beach erosion. Rip currents can sweep even the best
  swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to
dangerous surf conditions.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$



Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Charleston SC
324 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

GAZ101-116>119-138>141-SCZ042>045-047>052-300330-
/O.EXT.KCHS.FA.A.0004.220930T0000Z-221001T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Effingham-Inland Bryan-Coastal Bryan-Inland Chatham-Coastal Chatham-
Inland Liberty-Coastal Liberty-Inland McIntosh-Coastal McIntosh-
Hampton-Inland Colleton-Dorchester-Inland Berkeley-Inland Jasper-
Beaufort-Coastal Colleton-Charleston-Coastal Jasper-Tidal Berkeley-
Including the cities of Townsend, Moncks Corner, Summerville,
Ridgeland, Garden City, Tybee Island, Pembroke, Hampton, Mount
Pleasant, Pooler, Jasper, North Charleston, Fort Stewart, Levy,
Walterboro, Fort Mcallister, Charleston, Darien, Hinesville, Oak
Level, Savannah, Rincon, Goose Creek, Wilmington Island, Edisto
Beach, Saint George, Beaufort, Chelsea, Daniel Island, Springfield,
Richmond Hill, Hilton Head Island, and Yemassee
324 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be
  possible.

* WHERE...Portions of southeast Georgia and southeast South
  Carolina, including the following areas, in southeast Georgia,
  Coastal Bryan, Coastal Chatham, Coastal Liberty, Coastal McIntosh,
  Effingham, Inland Bryan, Inland Chatham, Inland Liberty and Inland
  McIntosh. In southeast South Carolina, Beaufort, Charleston,
  Coastal Colleton, Coastal Jasper, Dorchester, Hampton, Inland
  Berkeley, Inland Colleton, Inland Jasper and Tidal Berkeley.

* WHEN...From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
  Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur
  in poor drainage and urban areas. Storm drains and ditches may
  become clogged with debris. Extensive street flooding and flooding
  of creeks and rivers are possible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Flood
    Watch for portions of southeast Georgia and the Lowcountry of
    South Carolina. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms
    associated with the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Ian could
    result in rainfall totals up to 4 to 8 inches across portions
    of southeast Georgia and South Carolina this evening into
    Friday evening. Moderate to heavy rainfall rates during high
    tide cycles could also exacerbate flooding at coastal
    locations, especially on Friday.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Be prepared to protect life and property, especially in areas prone
to flooding. If flooding develops, move to higher ground
immediately. If driving, be prepared for flooded roadways and
possible road closures.

&&

$$

NED



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