Charleston Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 2:16 PM EDT on October 09, 2015

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Charleston County in southeastern South Carolina... Dorchester County in southeastern South Carolina...

* until 200 PM EDT Saturday

* at 205 PM EDT...emergency management continued to report flooding across portions of the area. In particular...areas near the Ashley and edisto rivers and the creeks and streams that feed into them...are still flooding. Water levels are expected to continue to slowly fall through the Saturday. Although some additional rainfall of one half to one inch is possible on Saturday...these amounts are not expected to have any significant impact over areas currently flooded...and is also not expected to cause any additional significant flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Summerville...Saint George...slands bridge...Givhans Ferry State Park...Dorchester...Hollywood...Ravenel and St. George.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice...turn around...dont drown.

Flooding of small creeks and streams well as farm and country roads. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes.

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Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:45 AM EDT on October 10, 2015

...Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southeast South Carolina... including the following Charleston...coastal Colleton... ... Dorchester...inland Berkeley...inland Colleton and tidal Berkeley.

* Through this evening

* bands of showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across the region today and move northeast through east central and coastal South Carolina. In the wake of historic flooding last weekend...standing water and saturated soils continue across the low country. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are likely with locally higher amounts to the north of Charleston.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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