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Coastal Flood Advisory

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION...COASTAL AREAS OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND
  SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. 

* COASTAL FLOODING...TIDE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 7.1 TO 7.3
  FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR AROUND THE
  TIME OF THE 704 PM EDT HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING. ALSO...TIDE
  LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 9.1 TO 9.3 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW
  WATER AT FORT PULASKI AROUND THE TIME OF THE 709 PM EDT HIGH
  TIDE THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...SHALLOW SALT WATER FLOODING WILL OCCUR IN SOME AREAS
  WITHIN THE TIDAL ZONE. THIS INCLUDES...BUT IS NOT LIMITED
  TO...DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON AND DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN MINOR INUNDATION OF
SALTWATER IS EXPECTED IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS.

SHALLOW COASTAL FLOODING TYPICALLY BEGINS ALONG THE SOUTHERN
SOUTH CAROLINA COAST WHEN TIDES IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR REACH
7.0 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER AND ALONG THE NORTHERN GEORGIA
COAST WHEN TIDES REACH 9.2 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER AT FORT
PULASKI.
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