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Sullivan's Island Police Department
Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 :: 08:49 p.m. EDT



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Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Charleston SC 725 PM EDT Tue Jun 23 2009

, Unusually High Spring Tides To Affect The Coastal Empire And Lowcountry This Evening,

Coastal Bryan-Coastal Chatham-Coastal Liberty-Coastal Mcintosh- Beaufort-Coastal Colleton-Charleston-Coastal Jasper- 725 PM EDT Tue Jun 23 2009

, Coastal Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 1 AM EDT Wednesday,

A Coastal Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 1 AM EDT Wednesday.

Unusually High Astronomical Spring Tides Will Continue Across South Coastal South Carolina And North Coastal Georgia Into Tonight. Tide Levels Are Expected To Peak Between 8.0 And 8.4 Ft Mean Lower Low Water In The Charleston Harbor And 10.0 To 10.4 Ft Mean Lower Low Water At The Savannah River Entrance With This Evenings High Tide. These Levels Typically Produce Coastal Flooding Along The Beaches, Sounds, Marshes And Nearby Rivers.

The Most Significant Salt Water Flooding Will Likely Occur In The Downtown Charleston Area Where Flood Prone Areas Will See Standing Water Similar To Last Evenings High Tide Event. Water May Approach Or Surround Homes In A Number Of Areas Including The Battery, Rainbow Row, As Well As Water, America, Drake And Aiken Streets. Market Street, Lockwood Avenue, Hagwood Avenue In Downtown Charleston And Mill Street Near Shem Creek Will Also Become Flooded. Flooding Can Be Expected In Parts Of The Charleston Navy Base, Including Juneau Avenue Which Will Likely Become Impassible.

Portions Of Highway 80 Near Tybee Island Are Expected To Have Some Flooding, Especially Between Bull River And Lazaretto Creek. Chatham County Emergency Management And The Georgia Department Of Transportation Will Closely Monitor Levels This Evening And Close Highway 80 If Needed. Some Streets In Low Lying Portions Of The Savannah Metro Area Will Likely Experience High Water And May Become Impassible. Low Lying Areas Near Wilmington Island, Burnside Island And Talahi Island Will Also Experience Flooding.

Even After The Water Recedes Late Tonight, Roads That Were Flooded May Remain Slick For Several Hours Due To Mud And Debris.

Other Locations Particularly Vulnerable To Coastal Flooding Include But Are Not Limited To Wild Dunes, Sullivans Island, Isle Of Palms, Folly Beach, Edisto Beach, Hunting Island, Fripp Island, Saint Catherines Island, Rabbit Hill..Halfmoon Landing And Sapelo Island.

High Tide Will Occur In The Charleston Harbor Around 927 PM, In The Beaufort River At Beaufort Around 1040 PM, And At The Savannah River Entrance At Around 931 PM.

A Coastal Flood Warning Means That Coastal Flooding Is Expected. Coastal Residents And Visitors In The Warned Area Should Be Alert For Rising Water And Should Take Appropriate Action To Protect Life And Property.

Stay Tuned To Noaa Weather Radio All Hazards, Tv Or Your Local News Source For The Latest Weather Information From The National Weather Service.

Issue Time:6/23/2009 7:25:00 PM
Valid Until:6/24/2009 1:00:00 AM

Sullivan's Island Police Department
2056 Middle St
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 843-883-3931

Daniel Howard

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