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Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 11:18 PM EDT on September 04, 2015

Expires 1:15 AM EDT on September 05, 2015


The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
northwestern Florence County in northeastern South Carolina...
south central Darlington County in northeastern South Carolina...

* until 115 am EDT

* at 1118 PM EDT... Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.
Up to two inches of rain have already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Timmonsville... Lamar... Darlington raceway... Sardis...
Cartersville... oats and Effingham.

This includes the following highways...
Interstate 20 between mile markers 126 and 141.
Interstate 95 in South Carolina between mile markers 146 and 161.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where water covers the roadway. Low lying areas like retention
ponds and drainage ditches become hidden from view when flooded.
Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. When encountering
flooded roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.


Lat... Lon 3420 8011 3424 8012 3433 7993 3407 7974
      3394 7997 3395 7997 3399 7990 3400 7990
      3402 7994 3403 7997 3408 8003 3409 8008
      3411 8010 3413 8013 3416 8016


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Special Statement

Statement as of 10:54 PM EDT on September 04, 2015

Expires 11:45 PM EDT on September 04, 2015


... A strong thunderstorm will affect west central Florence and south
central Darlington counties...

At 1054 PM EDT... a strong thunderstorm was over Sardis... or 11 miles
southwest of Florence... moving southwest at 25 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph and half inch hail are possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Timmonsville... Lamar... Cartersville... Sardis... oats and Olanta.

This includes the following highways...
Interstate 20 between mile markers 126 and 132.
Interstate 95 in South Carolina between mile markers 147 and 154.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 15 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Lat... Lon 3420 8011 3423 8011 3427 8005 3397 7976
      3388 7993 3389 7994 3394 7997 3398 7990
      3400 7990 3403 7997 3408 8003 3409 8008
      3416 8016
time... Mot... loc 0254z 045deg 22kt 3408 7994

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1054 PM EDT Fri Sep 4 2015

... A strong thunderstorm will affect west central Florence and south
central Darlington counties...

At 1054 PM EDT... a strong thunderstorm was over Sardis... or 11 miles
southwest of Florence... moving southwest at 25 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph and half inch hail are possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Timmonsville... Lamar... Cartersville... Sardis... oats and Olanta.

This includes the following highways...
Interstate 20 between mile markers 126 and 132.
Interstate 95 in South Carolina between mile markers 147 and 154.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 15 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Lat... Lon 3420 8011 3423 8011 3427 8005 3397 7976
      3388 7993 3389 7994 3394 7997 3398 7990
      3400 7990 3403 7997 3408 8003 3409 8008
      3416 8016
time... Mot... loc 0254z 045deg 22kt 3408 7994

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