Beaufort Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 01:42 PM EDT on April 18, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina... including the following areas...in southeast Georgia... coastal Bryan...coastal Chatham...coastal Liberty...coastal McIntosh...Evans...inland Bryan...inland Chatham...inland Liberty...inland McIntosh...long and Tattnall. In southeast South Carolina...Beaufort...Charleston...coastal Colleton and coastal Jasper.

* Through late tonight

* widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher totals this afternoon through tonight. The heaviest rainfall is expected from late this afternoon through the overnight hours and will likely coincide with the late evening high tide.

* Flooding could occur quickly...especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Driving could become hazardous as some area roadways could become impassable due to high water... especially in urban areas like downtown Charleston and Savannah around the time of high tide.

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 driving...be prepared for flooded roadways and possible Road closures.

Jrl

141 PM EDT Fri Apr 18 2014

...High rip current risk remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 9 PM this evening to 2 am EDT Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to 2 am EDT Saturday.

* Tide levels...high tide at fort Pulaski this evening will occur around 1130 PM. Tide levels will reach between 9.2 and 9.6 ft mean lower low water...causing minor saltwater flooding of low- lying coastal areas...including downtown Savannah and the barrier islands. Heavy rainfall may coincide with high tide this evening...causing significantly worse flooding problems.

* Rip currents...wind and wave conditions support the development of very strong rip currents. These rip currents will be life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

* Impacts...inundation of saltwater in and near low-lying coastal areas could lead to some Road closures and flooding of properties.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be prepared for the possibility of Road closures and minor flooding of properties. If travel is necessary...do not attempt to drive through water of unknown depth.

No one should enter the surf due to life threatening rip currents.