Coastal flood warning until noon today | The Press and Standard

by | October 17, 2016 9:17 am

From Colleton County Emergency Preparedness:

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO NOON
EDT TODAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO NOON
EDT TODAY. THE COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION…LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA
INCLUDING DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.

* TIDE LEVELS…PEAKING BETWEEN 7.7 AND 8.0 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW
WATER THIS MORNING. THESE LEVELS WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO MAJOR
COASTAL FLOODING.

* TIMING…HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR AROUND 930 TO 1000 AM THIS MORNING AT
CHARLESTON HARBOR. COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE LIKELY FOR 1 TO 2
HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE.

* IMPACTS…INUNDATION OF SALTWATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING
COASTAL AREAS COULD RESULT IN SOME ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING
OF PROPERTIES. ROADS WILL BE CLOSED IN PARTS OF DOWNTOWN
CHARLESTON. OCEAN OVERWASH IS POSSIBLE WITH THE MONDAY MORNING
HIGH TIDE IN VULNERABLE AREAS WHERE THE DUNES WERE COMPROMISED
FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW. THIS INCLUDES….BUT IS NOT LIMITED
TO…HILTON HEAD ISLAND…FRIPP ISLAND…HUNTING ISLAND AND
EDISTO BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…BE PREPARED TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY IF FLOODING DEVELOPS…ESPECIALLY IN LOW-LYING
COASTAL AREAS. IF YOU MUST DRIVE…BE PREPARED FOR ROAD CLOSURES.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.

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