Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Columbia, SC

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
903 PM EDT MON APR 13 2015

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RICHMOND GA-BURKE GA-AIKEN SC-BARNWELL SC-
903 PM EDT MON APR 13 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COLUMBIA HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE
  AREAS IN...
  AIKEN COUNTY IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...NORTH AUGUSTA...CLEARWATER...
  BELVEDERE...AIKEN...
  BARNWELL COUNTY IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SAVANNAH RIVER SITE...BARNWELL...
  BURKE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WAYNESBORO...
  RICHMOND COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF AUGUSTA...

* UNTIL 1100 PM EDT

* AT 856 PM EDT RADAR SHOWED AN AREA OF SHOWERS PRODUCING LOCALLY
HEAVY RAIN MOVING FROM SOUTH TO NORTH ACROSS PORTIONS OF
AIKEN...BAMBERG AND BURKE COUNTIES. RADAR RAINFALL ESTIMATES
INDICATE AMOUNTS FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. THIS AREA INCLUDES
THE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE. SOME OF THE HEAVIEST RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER
LOWER FOUR MILE BRANCH AND PORTIONS OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE IN
BARNWELL COUNTY.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR COUNTY SHERIFF...OR USE
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSCOLUMBIA AND EMAIL CAEWX@NOAA.GOV TO RELAY
SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3281 8216 3354 8200 3387 8157 3377 8143
      3373 8141 3373 8136 3354 8131 3349 8137
      3348 8129 3316 8123 3312 8120 3311 8138
      3315 8155 3309 8160 3304 8154 3292 8174
      3291 8177 3295 8187 3291 8208 3281 8215

$$

LCV




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